Hi, I’m Cindy, the primary workforce at I.D.E.A. While I’ve filled a wild variety of roles over the years — bridal gown designer, burger flipper, bookkeepper — stumbling into a training role one day last century introduced me to my passion:

I love to learn, and I love to help others learn.

After fifteen years in a 5′ x 6′ cubical, I went rogue in 2003. I love the creative freedom that comes with independence, with opportunities to explore new interests, and try new new ideas that help people learn in varying contexts. Each project brings fresh subject matter, fresh ideas, and fresh challenges, and I welcome every one of them as mystery ingredients in a gourmet recipe. Any day I learn something new is a good day, and any day I can help someone else learn is an even better day.

In boots-on-ground life, my husband and I live in the tiny town of Cove, in Northeastern Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley. In the land of springtime rainbows and the best sunsets this side of the Bitterroots, we grow gourmet garlic and heirloom veggies on Folly Farm. We also spend a lot of time exploring the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Blue Mountains, hunting, fishing, hiking, and soaking up God’s blessings.

 

Folly Farm

Folly Farm