Cynthia started kayaking in 1995, but didn’t become an ACA Certified Instructor until 2013. Her first boat, a Dagger Crossfire, was about twice as long as her car. Now, with a longer car and shorter boats, she is able to put her play boat in her trunk. Living in Golden, Cynthia swims, tubes, and kayaks the Clear Creek Play Park frequently; however, she loves the big beaches and wave trains of Idaho.
Cynthia joined CW when she started boating, and greatly enjoyed the cruise trips and comradery that she has found there. However, she believes that serious time in the pool working on her roll and other skills each winter is what sets her up for a successful boating season. As a mother of a teenage boater, Cynthia is excited to support family and kid kayaking through CW, as well as the adult programming.