President of SEAR

Cyndi Routledge is a Federal Licensed Master bird bander and CEO of Southeastern Avian Research in Clarksville, Tennessee.  In addition to her non-profit research work with SEAR, Cyndi does avian conservation contract work for The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and manages the Tennessee Watchable Wildlife webpage.

Cyndi is the current secretary of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, President of the Nashville Chapter of TOS, past President of the Warioto Audubon Society, long time volunteer with the Hummer Bird Study Group, past Co-Chair and Education chair of the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival and works with The International Crane Foundation and Wheeler Wildlife Refuge to educate children and insure the preservation of the Whooping Crane, one of the world’s most endangered species of birds.

Cyndi resides in Clarksville with her husband optometrist Dr. Steve Routledge. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

Steve and Cyndi are avid birders and love to travel.

Photographer Credits

Graham Gerdeman
Graham GerdemanWebsite Photographer
Graham is a music, arts and wildlife photographer in Nashville, Tn. A passionate advocate for a wide range of social and conservation causes, when he’s not running camera the cameras or editing video for Nashville Jazz Workshop, Graham is advocating for child literacy with the nonprofit Ride for Reading, working with groups promoting sustainable living and bicycle culture – and at every opportunity, sneaking out to the woods to photograph birds. He was awarded “Editor’s Choice” in a recent NashvilleArts magazine photo contest in 2013.

You can view more of Graham’s work at

Teresa Gemeinhardt
Teresa GemeinhardtWebsite Photographer
Born and raised in Missouri Teresa has worn many hats in her life’s journey. Since 1972 she has been an art educator, business owner, portrait photographer, artist and speaker. Her work has been honored throughout the Midwest where she also does motivational speaking and conducts private and group workshops. Learning and sharing are two of Teresa’s main goals in life, so she walks the trails, floats the water, searches cites, explores her inner soul following the light with her camera allowing it to be the controlling factor that guides her photography.

You can view more of Teresa at or contact her at 270-436-2038