Cynthia was born, raised and attended college in North Carolina. Her 16-year sales career with Union Camp / International Paper carried her to Virginia and Tennessee. She has been retired from the paper industry since 1999. She has been married to Jim for 28 years and they have one son, Brock, who is 22. She enjoys gardening, tennis, traveling and serving as the liaison for the Sugarloaf Women’s Club and Charity Boards.