Since childhood Cynthia had a deep love for nature and natural healing and always knew she would devote her life in service to the healing of people and the planet.
Initially Cynthia got her BA Degree at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design with a focus in Design, Communications and creative problem solving. After graduation she pursued her passion to bring deeper values for nature and humanity into the world working as a brand strategist and designer supporting both Fortune 500 as well as smaller companies to implement Permaculture thinking into their infrastructure, product designs and marketing.
Working in Corporate New York City lead her to discover her more profound passion to support herself and others in establishing deeper connection to nature, the ancestral values and unlocking our highest potential as human beings. In 2010 she traded in the corporate board rooms for 100 acres in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest where she co-founded the Paititi Institute for the Preservation of Ecology and Indigenous Culture. In 2014 the she moved to southern Peru when the Paititi Institute became the stewards of a 4000 acre reserve where the Andean mountain meet the Amazon boarding the Manu National Reserve.
At the Paititi Institute Cynthia is working alongside her partners to create a platform that integrates ancient wisdom into practical applications in our modern world, building intercultural bridges for healing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels which can transcend cultural and spiritual boundaries. She currently works to develop and facilitate holistic experiential education models weaving together our inner and outer landscapes through nature awareness, traditional Permaculture education, health education and indigenous Ando-Amazonian teachings and practices integrated with ancestral wisdom from all around the planet.
Through the institute Cynthia is also involved implementing permaculture models at the grounds of the institute, while establishing an intentional community, that implements many ongoing outreach projects in the local native villages and tribes focusing on appropriate technology, fair trade exports, and cultural healing exchange programs which establish natural medicine clinics.
Simultaneously she is currently in the process of being initiated into the Indigenous Ando-Amazonian Healing practices to become a medicine woman and carry on an ancient lineage of healing wisdom.