A Washington native, Cynthia Freese was the co-founder of Evergreen Events Inc, which was dedicated to the enrichment of the games industry through innovative, high-quality conferences that were both informative as well as connective. While running Evergreen Events Inc, Cynthia had a strong commitment to enrich the community where she did business. She also organized educational programs that encourage children to have a strong interest in advanced technology and video game industry. A dynamic net-worker who loves meeting people and helping others, she exemplifies the mission of making connections happen. A mother of three, she is an army veteran, entrepreneur, artist, and storyteller who believes in sharing and giving back to her community. In her spare time Cynthia prefers to spend her time outdoors and has recently taken up the art of dancing with lights for her photographer friends to photograph. Cynthia currently serves on the Issaquah Art Commission.