1976 Graduate-Art Institute of Atlanta.

Cyndy worked throughout the United States after graduation with jobs such as, Photographer for the State of Tennessee, Official Photographer for the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville TN, after which she opened Paine & Waters Photography in Washington DC. In 1986 she joined Johnson Klein Productions in Studio City, CA . J&K was part of the Woodstock crowd and she photographed Crosby, Stills & Nash and Neil Young among others.

In 1995 Cyndy went in to full time ministry and started the Obit Village Project, Inc. developing three projects in Kenya, East Africa. While still photographing continually, it was only in 2017 that she began to focus seriously on returning to the circles of photography in the US. Cyndy photographs “reality” in most all forms from environmental portraiture, documentary, travel, landscape and in general, adventure.  After spending parts of the last 3 years traveling the USA and dedicating much of her free time to the American landscape, Cyndy is back as much as possible in Kenya focusing her photography on the wildlife there.