Oregon Real Estate Broker
Cynthia Naumes is a fifth-generation Southern Oregonian whose ancestors founded a pear and apple growing enterprise that expanded over the generations into a thriving corporation, Naumes, Inc., one of the largest pear growers in the United States. The company is a major Rogue Valley employer with a longstanding commitment to community development, offering support through youth programs, scholarships, training, and countless hours of volunteerism by its employees, who are actively encouraged to work on cooperative endeavors throughout Southern Oregon.
A sense of kinship and unity was instilled early in Cynthia’s upbringing. Cynthia’s mother, Bobbi Naumes, was the longtime director of Civic Outreach, a program that brought together new business owners and executives for networking and information exchange. Long an advocate for women, Bobbi founded “My Sister’s Closet,” a clothing cooperative that provided professional attire to women entering the workforce, and volunteered at the Dunn House. Happiest with a houseful of children and visitors, Bobbi hosted exchange students and baseball players from the local Minor League team. Natural ambassadors for Medford , both Bobbi and Pete (Cynthia’s father) were unfailingly enthusiastic about Southern Oregon ’s potential, and each contributed innumerable hours to its success through their business activities and professional affiliations. Pete served on many boards and committees including the Medford Urban Renewal Agency board, Table Rock Irrigation Development District, and St. Mary’s School Board.
Raised in this passionate and dedicated family, Cynthia continues to build on a strong legacy of community involvement through her own volunteerism. Youth advocacy is her passion and her many volunteer activities include Community Works, Southern Oregon Easter Seals, Rogue Valley Search and Rescue, Rogue Opera’s educational enrichment program and La Douce’ Vie Day Spa’s Exteme Makeover Contest. Through Kiwanis, Cynthia is a major sponsor of the Children’s Advocacy Center “mobile dental unit,” which brings much-needed dental care to children throughout the region. A longtime sports enthusiast, Cynthia has coached youth sports and sponsors The Rogue Valley Wranglers Hockey Club and Wranglerettes amongst other local youth sport organizations.