The Team
Brains of the Operation
By Classbrain Staff
Jan 9, 2003, 12:46

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A.K.A. Cynthia Kirkeby

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Name: Cynthia Fascenelli Kirkeby

Title: The Brains of the Operation

Job Description: Create the Vision and move everyone in the same direction while still remaining open to new ideas and opportunities.

Favorite Quote: “A man without passion is only a latent force, only a possibility, like a stone waiting for the blow from the iron to give forth sparks.” Henri-Frederic Amiel. 1821–1881

Pertinent Skills: The ability to look into the future, capture a vision of what we are creating, and sharing what I see with those around me. Empowering the staff of to believe in their abilities and take enough risk that they can accomplish amazing things! Keeping a mind and heart open to my kids. Extraordinary research skills, as well as years of experience in graphic design, illustration, and writing.

Previous Experience: I started my first business in 1976. Since then, I have founded (or co-founded) businesses in the fields of Graphic Design, Furniture Manufacturing, and Pet Supply Manufacturing. All of these businesses are still thriving.

Education: California State University at Fullerton: B.A. in Graphic Design. California State University at Fullerton: Minor in Illustration. California State University at Fullerton: B.A. in English (writing).

Favorite Cartoon(s): Dexter, Superman, X-Men

Favorite Book(s): Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Svaha by Charles De Lint

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus – Orson Scott Card Einstein's Dreams Alan P. Lightman

Favorite Movie(s): Star Wars Series, Star Trek: First Contact,

Favorite Teacher(s): Mrs. Bockleman (9th grade English) had us all write letters to ourselves, which we were to open later in life. What an eye-opener! Professor Weissbuch from Cal Poly Pomona taught me to love writing and trust my abilities. Professor Willis E. McNelly from Cal State Fullerton taught me that the study of English could stray from the commonly traveled path. Larry Johnson and Bill Nelson, professors at Cal State Fullerton, taught me color, light, line, detail and dedication.


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