Cindy Fusting spent her childhood adapting to a new hometown every few years as the daughter of a US Army Colonel. Early years spent in the beauty of Southern Bavaria likely inspired Cindy’s connection to the mountainous landscape of Telluride, her home since 1998 and where she and her husband are raising two energetic and inquisitive boys. Cindy earned a BBA with honors from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, and her professional experience includes work at the corporate headquarters of Walt Disney, in the offices of successful venture capitalists, and on behalf of many local non-profit organizations. Her published writing has appeared in local and regional print magazines, and she has served as the editor for TellurideStyle. She joined the team at Telluride Science in 2018.
Sara Friedberg grew up in Telluride with a botanist mother who had a love for science. After graduation from the Telluride Mountain School in 2013 she left Colorado to go to Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA where she graduated with a BA in Geology. During college Sara became devoted to rafting and spent most of her falls rafting the Salmon River in Idaho. After being a ski instructor for a winter in Steamboat Springs, Sara moved back to Telluride full time. Sara has worked with Telluride Science since 2014 as program staff for summers and as operations manager during the summer of 2018. Sara became a part of the full-time, year-round staff of Telluride Science in 2019.