Heather has been a part of the Willamette Riverkeeper staff for 4 years, starting as the Development Director and 2 years in becoming the Deputy Director. She came to the organization by way of Boston and Philadelphia, a native East Coaster, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2017 and enjoys spending much of her time on the river, in the mountains, and at the coast. She has been a fundraiser and worked in the nonprofit sector for most of her professional career. She is passionate about fundraising for missions she believes in – she puts the FUN back in FUNdraising! Heather holds an MEd in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA in Non-Profit Management from Brandeis University in Boston.