Heidi holds a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in environmental science from Penn State University. Prior to Briar Bush, Heidi taught 3rd grade for two years in a formal education setting. She loved teaching, but missed the outdoors. After completing an internship at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, she was hired as the Outreach Coordinator at Great Valley Nature Center where she lead programs for all ages, and developed the Head Start into Nature Program. In addition, she ran their annual auction, taught summer camp and outdoor school programs, facilitated team building exercises, ran teacher workshops, and lead adventure trips to kayaking, camping and hiking destinations. Heidi began her journey at Briar Bush in 2009 as a part-time weekend educator, but she can be found on the property leading the Magic Mornings and Nature Pioneer preschool programs. She also travels to all 25 Montgomery County Head Starts and 14 Pre-K Counts programs twice a year, and leads adventure summer camps. Most recently, Heidi became part of the Feather Our Nest Auction and Gala development team. In her spare time, Heidi loves to be outdoors kayaking, hiking and going on adventures with her husband, three daughters and her dog.