Cinda Kostyak is a Penn State alumna with a B.A. in Art (oil painting focus), B.S. in Art Education, and Masters in Counselor Education. She is a member of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania, and the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society. Married to an avid fisherman, she has completed much of her work while floating on lakes in Canada and the U.S. or standing along streams throughout Pennsylvania. She currently enjoys a retirement filled with grandchildren and ample opportunities for plein air painting.