Position/area   

County Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences/EFNEP

Education  

 Bachelor's of Science in Home Economics Education, Eastern Illinois University

Clubs/organizations/professional memberships

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Georgia Nutrition Council

Personal

I come from the Chicago, Ill., area. My husband Mike and I have been living in Georgia for 14 years. We have four wonderful children, Kate and Adam (son-in-law), Michael, Kristen and Frank (son-in-law) Charles; and our granddaughter Elizabeth.

How long have you been working with Extension?

I began working for Rockdale County 4-H 13 years ago and have been working in Cobb County for the past three years.

What originally attracted you to Extension work and what would you say is the best part of the job?

Working with youth is what attracted me to the job, and they were looking for someone with a Family and Consumer Sciences background. Working for Extension has been a great experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better job.  I love that every day is different and providing people with beneficial information is very rewarding.

Any favorite books or movies?

I enjoy all types of books and movies.

What has been your proudest moment as an Extension agent?

I think some of my proudest moments have come from working with senior adults. One moment that stands out for me is when one of the ladies shared with me that she had just been to her doctor and was given a great report. She told me that her response to her doctor was, “that is because I have been listening to Cindee at the Senior Center when she talks to us about eating for our health." It is very humbling but also gratifying when you are told that you are making a difference in someone’s life.

What are some of your hobbies or favorite activities outside of work?

Some of my favorite activities outside of work are working outside in the yard, reading and spending time with my children and granddaughter.

If you weren’t an Extension agent, what other line of work do you think you would have pursued?

A Family and Consumer Sciences teacher

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