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  • Master of Public Administration, Seattle University 
  • Bachelor of Science, Mass Communication and Political Science, University of Evansville 

  • Former board president, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra 

Cyndi Wilder

Marketing and Human Resources Director




Cyndi has over 21 years’ experience in people-focused communications and employee relations in a variety of industries, including government, planning, construction, real estate, and financial services. Her ability to tackle projects with a creative perspective or a data-driven approach supports her role as MAKERS, and she brings a keen eye to detail and a drive to try new things to our firm’s marketing strategy and HR efforts. Prior to MAKERS, Cyndi worked at the City of Seattle as a community engagement specialist for the Department of Planning and Development then as the communications director for the Department of Finance and Administrative Services. 

Cyndi’s professional interests include headshot and portrait photography, writing and copyediting, navigating compliance issues, and quality control.

  • Former board president, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra 

  • Master of Public Administration, Seattle University 
  • Bachelor of Science, Mass Communication and Political Science, University of Evansville 

Get To Know Cyndi

What’s one thing on your bucket list? I used to say one of my main goals in life was to “hug a koala,” until I learned how detrimental the animal tourism industry is to wildlife. So now my goal is to make it to Australia and see a koala in the wild, from a safe distance so to not disturb the furball. 

What’s your favorite book or podcast? Garth Stein, from Seattle, wrote The Art of Racing in the Rain, an amazing book about family, life struggles, conflict, and hope. The story is captivating, but, if I’m being honest, a big part of me loves it because it’s told from the perspective of the dog. 

What cause/nonprofit do you support? For many years now I’ve been a supporter of Old Dog Haven, which aims to improve the lives of senior dogs. The organization uses volunteers and fosters to provide safe “final refuge” homes for dogs that are otherwise difficult to adopt out.