My Story

My name is Heather and I was raised on Indian Land in southeastern Oregon, until age fifteen, when I left and spent a year in Australia as an ‘experimental exchange student.’

When I returned to the USA at the age of 16, I attended college, received my FCC license, followed by a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies & Journalism from CSU Sacramento and a Masters Degree in Rhetoric & Communication from UC Davis. Later, while living in Laguna Beach, California, I became a certified yoga instructor.

I have traveled extensively and worked a variety of jobs. During the ’80s, I worked in radio, followed by a foray into the music industry, where I spent time in A&R, booking, concert production and as a glorified babysitter. Eventually,​ I worked as a music journalist for a major independent record label and several online publications. I have also written a few books.

I recently hopped on an Amtrak train and traversed the country. By the end of that trip, I had logged over 10,000 miles on planes, trains and Bubba the Bus, a short bus I purchased in Nashville, converted him into a tiny home and am now living the #skoolielife fulltime.

I hope this blog and these stories inspire you to live the life you love.

May you never settle for a life that is anything less than extraordinary…


Go forth