"I have been with JCA for many years, and I love working with our extremely smart, experienced and dedicated employees. We all work together to help meet the needs of our amazing clients."
~ Cynamon Board
Senior Software Engineer
Cynamon Board is an experienced programmer who specializes in data conversions, cleanup projects, and report writing. She takes pride in her work and collaborates with clients to gather their technical needs and achieve their goal. Cynamon has worked with many JCA clients, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ballet Austin, Children's Hospital Trust, Jacksonville Symphony, and San Francisco War Memorial. Prior to joining JCA, she worked as a Programmer for The Boeing Company at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Cynamon holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, as well as certifications as a Microsoft Application Developer, a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, and a Certified Microsoft Professional. She’s experienced with multiple systems, including Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud CRM, and Tessitura.
More About Cynamon
Where do you work? Where are you from?
I work from a home office in Lake Worth, Florida, a city in Palm Beach County in South Florida. I grew up just west of Lake Worth in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. I also lived in Orlando, Titusville (by the Kennedy Space Center) and Tampa before settling in Lake Worth.
What do you do at JCA?
I am a software engineer for the Services department. I work on data analysis projects, data conversion projects, SSRS reports, and application programming. I work with business analysts to help our clients clean up their data and move data from their old system to a new system they selected. I have worked with several databases, including: thankQ, Raiser’s Edge, Patron’s Edge, Tessitura, Artifax, and Banner.
What is your background? What brought you to JCA?
I have a degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. I took several programming classes and internships while in college, which allowed me to work as a computer programmer for The Boeing Company at the Kennedy Space Center as my first job after college. I worked on Windows application and website programming projects for other departments within the Space Center while at Boeing. I was hired as a computer programmer for JCA after working for Boeing.
What do you do outside of JCA?
I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes two kids, two dogs, and two cats. I love to watch our kids play indoor and beach volleyball. We travel to several indoor volleyball tournaments with our 15 year old daughter’s club team throughout the year. We like to do outdoor activities like camping, hiking, mountain biking, and paddle boarding. Even though there are no mountains in Florida, there are a lot of fun and technically challenging trails to explore. I am also spending time looking at colleges with our 17 year old son Brandon. He may follow in my footsteps by pursuing a career in Engineering or Computer Science.
What is one of your favorite stories of/with a JCA client?
I usually don’t work directly with clients, but when I have, it involves working out a technical challenge that we both feel grateful afterwards to solve together.