Brenda Lynch

Brand Development and Human Resources Professional

Professional Background

In response to the untimely death December 2018 of Jim Ernst, Brenda’s husband, Brenda formed BKLYNCH Associates to assume the assets of his firm, James Ernst Accounting. Brenda wanted to find a business partner who shared the same high customer service Jim delivered over the last 20+ years for his Northern California homeowners association (HOA) clients and found this in CIDC. Brenda has been involved in the HOA industry for many years and has also provided human resource expertise in the healthcare industry. Brenda recently joined the CIDC team to partner in the expansion of the business and provide services in the different areas of human resources.


  • University of Phoenix; MA – Organizational Management
  • University of Phoenix; BS – Business Management


  • Cornell University: Project Management Certification, Issued 2019 – no expiration
  • HRCI: Senior Professional HR Certification, Issued 2010 – expired 2016
  • Community Associations Institute: Professional Community Association Manager, Issued 1994 – expired 2003

Associations, volunteer experience, and/or teaching positions

  • McDowell Meadows HOA; Past Board President
  • Marin HR Forum; Past President