Heidi is running to effect change at the State level for the 88th district. She is especially passionate about issues related to Education, Health Care, and the Environment. She wants effective and safe public schools available for every student, affordable and quality healthcare available for every citizen, and clean water and a sustainable environment for all generations. She decided to run to effect real change in the 88th district and help heal political divisions by having good conversations in order to represent her entire district.
Heidi was born and raised in Allendale, MI. She attended Allendale Public schools and went on to study aviation at Baker College. Eventually Heidi earned a Bachelor's in Science in psychology from GVSU with a focus in special education. Heidi taught kindergarten, third grade, and special education for middle school for the Reeths-Puffer School District. This experience shaped Heidi's passion for education.
In September of 2016 Heidi was diagnosed with breast cancer and in October of the same year received testing showing that no evidence of the disease exists and has maintained that diagnosis since. This unexpected journey made Heidi aware of our broken healthcare system.
Heidi enjoys camping with her family as well as volunteering with scouts. Her love of nature and a passion for the outdoors has made Heidi an advocate for keeping our environment clean and sustainable for all Michiganders now and in the future.
Heidi has a big heart, she enjoys fostering dogs for rescue, coaching Girls On the Run, volunteering for Manna Meals and Gilda's Club. She's ready to take all of her passion and represent you in Lansing!