Cindy Smies joined the team in March 2016 and serves as the Marketing Specialist. Her responsibilities include marketing, public relations, and brand development. Prior to joining Jennifer Maxson & Associates, she worked in Development at Mel Trotter Ministries as Director of Marketing and Communications. She has a passion for clear communication and developing strong brand identity through strategic and intentional channels. Cindy is a proud alumnus of Calvin College where she studied Rhetoric Communications, Sociology and Gender Studies and although she is a Chicago transplant, has learned to love the city of Grand Rapids. Apart from work, Cindy can be found running, kickboxing, or trying new cooking classes with her husband, Tyler.