Photographs of Cynthia by  Raya on Assignment

Photographs of Cynthia by Raya on Assignment

An award-winning visual storyteller and presenter, Cynthia Tokos sees the extraordinary in the lives of everyday people around her.

She began her career in politics, first working as a district office manager for New York State Assemblyman James R. Tallon and then as a senior policy analyst for Governor Howard Dean. Wanting a change from politics, she became a bicycle tour leader for Vermont Bicycle Touring, then started her own marketing and community building business with clients throughout New England.

In 2007 she moved to the Seacoast of New Hampshire where she developed her storytelling skills, helping organizations show off the great work of their people.

Cynthia has spent time in Villa El Salvador, Lima, Peru as a volunteer for Cross Cultural Solutions; as a volunteer for Hands-On USA, helping to rebuild community after Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and in November 2019, will be traveling to Bhutan, to learn about the country and its people.

Awards and Recognition -

  • National Endowment for the Arts "Creative Aging Program" for Artists

  • League of American Communications Professionals - Gold and Bronze Awards for Annual Reports / 2014 and 2016

  • University of Vermont's Marshall E. Dimock Award for Public Service

Education / Training

  • (In training) to become a Spiritual Director - St. Anthony’s, Boston

  • Maine Media Workshop (Multi-Media Storytelling / 4 Years)

  • Avila Institute of Gerontology Spiritual Care Program

  • FEMA External Affairs - Disaster Relief and Community Building

  • National Governors’ Association - Systems Facilitation

  • University of Vermont - Master's of Public Administration