Cynthia joined the trust in January 2011. She oversees the trust’s communication channels including its website, multi-media and print materials.
Prior to the trust, Cynthia served as director of communications at the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, as business manager and admissions director at Honolulu Waldorf School, and in various capacities at two land development companies.
She grew up in Los Angeles “under the Hollywood sign” in a large and boisterous family, greatly influenced by her Ecuadorian mother’s family and roots. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Cynthia visited Hawai’i after college, fell in love with the beauty of the Islands and warmth of its people, and soon thereafter moved to Oʻahu. She lives happily ever after in Kailua.
A competitive tennis player not too long ago, Cynthia is proud to have been a finalist at the USTA National Championships. She loves traveling, hiking, family gatherings, good books, great movies, jokes, and walks on the beach. She has a wonderful grown daughter and the best dog.