At our annual staff Christmas gathering, staff members enjoyed fresh drinks made by Cydnie Smith-McCarthy '12, the owner of Drink Mamey (pronounced mom-aye. See photo of Cydnie above). The genesis of Drink Mamey began when Cydnie's father died in 2018 from a heart attack and her family learned that he had a heart condition that could have been treated by a healthier diet and lifestyle. Cydnie was inspired to learn more about how certain foods affect the body and mind and thus Drink Mamey was born.
Cydnie's father had encouraged her to attend DLSNC and do well in school. She says, “Without my dad, I probably would not have made it through DLSNC. He knew all my teachers and Principal Joy.”
Cydnie attended Santa Fe University in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and graduated in 2016. She earned her degree in Business Arts Management with an emphasis on marketing and branding.