Cyndy Avery grew up in Essex County, New York, in the shadows of Fort Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga on the southern-western shores of Lake Champlain.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh, she continued her studies at SUNY Stony Brook and moved to North Carolina. Living in North Carolina for nearly 30 years, she became an educator and worked in public and private schools, children’s museums, art studios, and art spaces. In each role, she took on the position of educating and programming for the young and young at heart.
While in North Carolina, she participated in the colonial reenactments of the Southern Campaign of Revolutionary War Battle at King’s Mountain. Photography, local history, and storytelling are her passions. She is currently enrolled at SUNY Adirondack in the Independent Studies Program with a concentration in Anthropology.