Heidi has been working in the nonprofit sector her entire career, doing everything from program management to communications to development. Before coming to AchieveMpls, she worked at Minnesota Public Radio, organizing engagement events for major donors. She has also served as the events and communications manager for Angel Foundation and in various roles at Circus Juventas, most recently as school director. In her former life, she worked as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. To stay connected to the arts (her first love), she volunteers heavily with St Paul Ballet and formerly served on their board from 2012-2014.
Heidi earned her B.A. in mass communications (public relations) with minor studies in dance from Winona State University. She has completed a number of additional trainings, including the completion of the Mini MBA for Nonprofit Management through St Thomas University. In her spare time she loves to cook (and eat… and feed other people…), write short stories and essays, binge watch Grace and Frankie (over and over again), pretend to dance salsa and go for long luxurious runs. She lives in St Paul with her partner and two kitties, Daisy and Benny.