Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema
Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema, Executive Director for the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy, has been working to make accessible, preserve, promote and restore Michigan’s lighthouses since 2010. Prior to serving as the MLC Director, she managed four northern lights between White River Light and Big Sable Point Lighthouse, as Executive Director for Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association. During this time and following, she was part of a volunteer group that spearheaded the grassroots movement to open the Muskegon lights to the public.
She feels passionately that lighthouses are the maritime castles of Michigan, and believes in empowering the communities where they reside to become actively involved in their preservation and access. Through engagement and education, local residents invest as caretakers, thereby allowing for future generations to enjoy their history and and explore their structures. In her spare time, Cindy Beth runs Kalon Arts and Yoga Company, a shoreline-wide education initiative aimed at uniting rural communities through collaboration and access to arts and yoga.