His greatest sports accomplishment was leading his high school track team in scoring three consecutive years. Cyd graduated from Stanford in 1995 with a B.A. in Communication. While at Stanford, he was the hosting President of the 1994 California College Republicans Convention in Sacramento and served as a public speaking instructor in the Engineering Department for two years.
Cyd is the Founder and President of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Stanford University for which he was named Man of the Year in the International Fraternity's Western Region in 1995.
Cyd worked in content development at Disney Channel. While there, he oversaw over two dozen projects including the production of special promotion projects, the development of movie scripts, the post-production of movies, and special movie premiere events. He also managed a team of ten project analysts who offer feedback and opinion on movie projects; and, he manages music supervisors for original movies.
He has also been the key point person for synergy between the development department and the other departments at Disney Channel. Before development, Cyd was in the Sales & Marketing Department at Disney Channel during a period of network rebranding and restructuring as the network transitioned from a premium pay channel to basic cable. More recently. Cyd was a creative executive in the music programming department at Disney Channel where he oversaw concert production, music video programming, and all music programming for Disney Channel original movies and series.
He is a co-founder of outsports.com, as well as the sports editor of Genre, a national gay men's magazine. Cyd lives in Los Angeles.