Heather is the Director of Consulting Operations at Cascadia Consulting Group, where she provides public and private sector clients with project management, stakeholder engagement, and facilitation services in support of their solid waste programs, sustainability, and triple bottom line initiatives. She is a member of the Washington State Organics Contamination Reduction Workgroup leadership team, is a current member and former chair of Seattle Public Utilities’ Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and serves on the board of Washington Green Schools.
Prior to joining Cascadia, Heather worked for 18 years as a management and IT consultant helping clients execute on their most strategic initiatives, including: planning and leading complex projects, leading organizations through transformational change, designing and operationalizing portfolio and program management functions, and optimizing business processes through detailed analysis. Through these experiences she acquired expertise in stakeholder engagement and communications, cross-functional group facilitation and whole system thinking.
Heather is thrilled to be part of Cascadia’s mission-driven team, where she can apply her skills to one of her personal passions - waste reduction - while demonstrating for her kids the words of Miss Rumphius: "You must do something to make the world more beautiful." Heather holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Iowa. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters and is an avid skier and traveler.