Heidi began life within sight of the Wellsville Mountain Wilderness Area in northern Utah. Those steep mountains filled her veins at an early age with respect for wild places. She studied English at Utah State University and then migrated south, serving as a ranger for state and federal agencies on the Colorado Plateau and in the Sonoran Desert. Public lands have informed every aspect of her life, becoming the inspiration for her writing and artwork, which reflect elements of the wild places where she has lived, worked, and roamed. Her books include Memorizing Shadows: Inspiration from the Arizona Trail (Shanti Arts Publishing 2017), a compilation of artwork and poetry from her Arizona Trail thru-hike, and Stone Wishes: On the Colorado Plateau (Legacy Book Press 2019), a collaboration with photographer Michael Salamacha. As the Poetry Editor for Deep Wild Journal, she helps writers find an audience for their backcountry-based writing. She maintains a close relationship with the land as a steward and student, always open for adventure, ever-hoping that fellow humans will embrace and nurture our marvelous planet.