Cindy Lippard, PMP, MBA, is an entrepreneur, project manager, and former biomedical scientist. Upon graduation with a BS in Biology, Cindy already had several publications in scientific journals. A few detours later, Cindy graduated with an MBA. She worked with one of the “Big Five” consulting firms implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for Fortune 500 companies. Cindy later founded a consulting company which focused on software project management in the finance industry and state governments. She earned her Professional Project Management certification from the Project Management Institute in 2007. The courses developed at Willow Scholars are taken directly from classes developed homeschooling her gifted child.