Cindy started her career as a bookkeeper in 1976 and worked at various bookkeeping jobs until 1990 when she returned to school. She graduated from Columbia Basin College with an AA and AS degree with emphasis in accounting. She decided to continue on with her education, graduating from LCSC in 1995 with a business administration degree with emphasis in accounting and then from WSU in 1996 with a masters’ degree in accounting with emphasis in taxation. Since graduating, Cindy has worked in both private and public accounting. During her career, Cindy has worked ten years as a bookkeeper, seven years as a controller, six years as a staff accountant, and four years as a business owner of her own accounting office providing bookkeeping and tax service.