Heidi lives in western Maine, halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the White Mountains, where she is employed in the local public school system as a Special Education teaching assistant. Prior to education, Heidi worked in the non-profit sector for different organizations in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire. Most recently she served as Administrative Coordinator for Kismet Rock Foundation, a rock climbing school for economically disadvantaged youth. Heidi received her Bachelor of Arts in Art Administration from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. In recent years she has received additional training in business and nonprofit administration, including grant writing.