Heather is a survivor of domestic violence, and a deaf mother of two CODA (Children of Deaf Adults). Her days are spent serving as the communications specialist for the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind. Heather attended Mesa State College (now known as Colorado Mesa University) and graduated in 2004 with her bachelors in mass communications with a dual concentration in public relations and print media.
Heather returns to the Board of Directors almost 20 years after previously serving in 2004. She has also served on the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition, as well as Colorado’s Deaf Awareness Month in the Media Director role. Heather has volunteered with Colorado Rockers for Kids, Rocky Mountain Cochlear Implant Camp, and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Heather is passionate about helping survivors, and mentors single mothers leaving abusive relationships.
Heather is enthusiastic about promoting equity, diversity and inclusion. She has participated in V-Day worldwide and college campaigns that focus on ending violence against women and even represented Colorado colleges at an exclusive conference with the author and creator of V-Day, Eve Ensler. She participates and volunteers in LGBTQIA and other alternative lifestyle organizations to support her communities.You will often find Heather in a support role for any event she attends.
In her free time, Heather likes to explore Colorado looking for unique rocks and crystals. She enjoys independent coffee shops, DIY projects, and spending time with her partner, her children, and their many pets.