Heather is one of our adoption workers in the Eugene/Springfield area. She also serves families in Douglas county. Heather has dedicated her life to working with children and families in one way or another. She continually focuses on how to make the world a better place, and what we can do to ensure the well-being of children. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from The University of South Florida in Tampa. She taught in Tampa for over a decade. She took a sabbatical from teaching to volunteer with a donation based traveling kitchen that feeds homeless people across the country. This brought her to Northern California where she spent several more years teaching before relocating to Springfield, and becoming an Adoption Worker. Becoming an Adoption Worker has made her really happy, and her background in education gives her a unique perspective of children.
When she has the opportunity she can also be found substitute teaching in Bethel and 4J school districts in Eugene. When she has free time she enjoys making upcycled and useful crafts, embroidering, sewing, and spending time with her animals. Heather’s friends would describe her as fiercely loyal, creative, and a problem solver. Her students’ have said that she makes learning fun, and her clients have said that she goes the extra mile.