After retiring from a 25-year career with American Airlines Cindy Shepard pursued her interest in the arts. She has authored and co-authored numerous art and craft publications, developed and taught workshops and won awards for her art. Cindy has served as President and Vice-President for several art organizations, previously was on the board for the Central Arts of Bedford, and even founded a local Mixed Media art group. She co-authored the art subject book The Beauty of Zentangle, which has been published in English, French and German. Cindy is a Graduate Gemologist, as a small business owner she designed and sold her own jewelry lines. She also served as Vice-President of the North Texas Gemological Association. Cindy participated in the revitalization efforts for Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth, served on the Neighborhood and Community Advisory Board in Hurst and is currently serving as a City Council Member in Hurst.