A lifelong resident of Colville, WA, Heidi raised her four wonderful children in the area while working in client services, intake coordination, and administration.
Feeling compelled to give back to her community, she began working for a local nonprofit agency in 2016 and remained there for almost seven years. In this role, she assisted people with obtaining and maintaining affordable housing opportunities, and she worked with system partners to expand their vision. Through this work, she became aware of several safety concerns for survivors of gender-based violence, and a pressing need for adequate housing and reliable electricity and heat. This ignited a fire and passion for awareness, prevention, and education for this group of individuals. In 2019, Heidi transitioned to the victim services division, where she collaborated with survivors and their families, Child Protective Services, Attorneys, the courts, and the community to raise awareness and provide education. Heidi is excited and honored to be working with the End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) team to support such a worthy cause and looks forward to her role as Training Assistant.