Cindy has always felt the strong heartbeat of the land beneath her feet, and approaches her photography with a certain reverence for all living things. Avian photography has long been her main interest, where decades of intensive field study provide her with the ability to locate species with a working knowledge of their needs and habits.
A life-long naturalist, Cindy's images and nature writing have appeared in numerous field guides, magazines, newspapers, natural history journals and children's books, as well as many online sources. Her images can also be viewed regularly in yearly calendars and newsletters published by The Michigan Nature Association. Although her photos have won numerous awards, her mission is to promote conservation efforts via her photography and writing endeavors.
Another of Cindy's passions is photographing and identifying moth species and she also enjoys the creative process involved in her artwork. In the fall of 2006, she developed an extremely rare and debilitating illness, which now greatly limits her time in the field ; but on the same token it has deepened her personal connection to nature in many ways.
Cindy resides in Northeastern Michigan with her husband and their lively German Short-haired Pointer, Phoebe. Together they explore their local environs and the rich diversity of animal and plant life found there. Through imagery, they share an awareness of the boundless beauty found in the natural world -with the sincere hope that wild places and crucial habitats will be protected for future generations to enjoy.
(Bio written by Janie Burbank)