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Cynthia Sharon


Cynthia brings 25 years of building experience to her firm Dancing Dog Design Build.  Recent projects include the Michele Residence, a 2,800 SF home with an octagonal great room perched above the sand dunes at Ten Mile Beach on the Mendocino Coast, the Jones-Sharon Casita, a 800 SF strawbale vacation homes in New Mexic0, and the Hummingbird House, a 130 SF home on wheels for a single woman living in the Ukiah Valley.  These homes reflect the basic tenant of Cynthia’s intent as a contractor – to work on beautiful sustainable homes that meet the needs of her clients. 

Initially, Cynthia entered the trades to put herself through graduate school.  After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy and becoming a licensed therapist, she decided that her heart was in construction and has continued as a builder ever since. Cynthia was jobsite foreman for Desmidt Builders from 1995 through 2004


Throughout her years as a builder, Cynthia has also worked on a variety of large and small new construction and remodel jobs as Dancing Dog Design Build and Dancing Dog Construction. Projects range from custom homes, second units, artist studios, to fences, decks, arbors, basement/garage conversions, additions, kitchens and bath remodels.

As an instructor for the
Building Education Center in Berkeley she taught a quarterly “hands-on” deck-building class using local job sites for over seven years. The best part of this work was seeing students become empowered to tackle their own construction projects.

Cynthia is a licensed contractor and certified
Green Building Professional. She has a Masters degree in Marital & Family Therapy from College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Studio Art from Smith College.

Dancing Dog Design Build
16312 Old Caspar Railroad Rd
Fort Bragg, CA  95437