Cylvia has 22 years of professional experience in sustainable economic development, clean energy, workforce development, green building, and waste prevention. She served as a member and co-chair of the Oregon Renewable Energy Working Group, which developed the state Renewable Energy Standard, Renewable Fuels Standard, and other clean energy policies.

Cylvia is the founder and CEO of 3EStrategies, a clean economy consulting firm; has served as a Fellow of the Clean Economy Development Center, the Center for State Innovation, and the American Leadership Forum.

In 2006, Cylvia was named a Top 40 under 40 by Cascade Business News and a Central Oregon "Earth Star" and, in 2005, she was honored as a Top 50 Leader in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine.

Cylvia is a fitness fan, committed to running, weight training, and racquetball. She is also an active outdoorswoman and loves animals.