Cindy Buchanan lives in Mandan, ND with her husband Dave, who teaches at Mandan High School. Dave and Cindy have one daughter Carly, who has cystic fibrosis. Carly is attending Argosy University in Eagan, MN, pursuing her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In August 2012, Carly will begin a 9-month internship at the Family Resource Center in Big Lake, MN as a family therapist. Cindy works for the Bank of North Dakota in Bismarck.