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Money Q&A - Cindy Kalkbrenner Jackson

August 29, 2004

Name: Cindy Jackson Kalkbrenner

Résumé: Business development director, Valpak of Cumberland Valley

Member, Hagerstown Rotary

Member, Business Networking International

Volunteer, Many Individuals Helping Individuals

Member, incoming class of Leadership Hagerstown

Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County

Volunteer via foster parenting, Humane Society of Washington County

Born: Aug. 27, 1962

Married to: Ted Kalkbrenner

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Children: Stepdaughter Lexi, 9; and stepsons Spenser, 15, and Tyler, 12.

Education: South Hagerstown High School, class of 1980. Earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. Taking classes for a master's in business administration at Frostburg University.

Mentor: "On a personal level, my parents have been most influential with their ongoing support and faith in my abilities. Add to that their incredible work ethic and the example they set. And of course, today, my husband is my rock, my touchstone.

On a professional level, Chip Brewer, the chief of staff for former Congressman Peter H. Kostmayer, was quite a leader, motivator and teacher of all things political and matters of public policy-making."

Favorite part of your job: "Meeting people. There are so many incredible individuals in and around the county doing so many incredible things."

Least favorite part of your job: "Not having enough money to purchase all the goods and services that my clients have to offer."

Fantasy job: "Being a park ranger on horseback or a costumed mascot (with big feet) of a sports team."

Favorite music: "All kinds. My all-time favorite piece of music, however, is Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony."

Last movie seen: "Princess Diaries 2 with my stepdaughter, just this past weekend."

Hobbies: Being outdoors, biking along the Western Maryland Rail Trail and would like to "get back in the saddle" and go horseback riding again.

What was your first job? "A gift wrapper at Eyerly's" at age 15.

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