Malynda grew up in Utah, where she discovered her love of art at a young age. In high school, she had the opportunity to do an internship with Adonis Bronze Foundry, where she had her first real introduction to sculpture. She then went on to get a BFA from Brigham Young University in Figurative Sculpture and an MFA in Sculpture from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Throughout her career she has won many local, national and international awards, including one from the International Portrait Society and the PACAF. She has works as part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Clean, Idaho State University and the Rose Gardens located in Stanwood, Washington.
Malynda has always been drawn to the human form through its beauty and the way that it can portray emotion through complex or simple gestures. She feels that it is through emotion that we can all find connection. Currently, Malynda lives in Idaho with her husband and children, where she also teaches sculpture and art history as an adjunct faculty member at BYU-Idaho, while working toward her dream of becoming a full-time commissioned artist.