Heather manages many responsibilities at LEAD including payroll, accounting and human resource functions. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Grand Valley State University.
Where I’m from: Fremont, Michigan
Where I went to school: Grand Valley State University
What I do: I cover all the bases of Human Resources and Accounting…from handling financials, payroll, and cutting checks to keeping a record of vacation time, coordinating benefits with our insurance carriers, and assuring our staff has what they need to accomplish their goals.
Project: I enjoy creating new processes and efficiencies that will make life easier for LEAD employees and clients. Additionally, any time a project can challenge me to learn new things I’m pretty happy.
Client: Someone who has a mission that is more than to just make money. Of course, a business needs to make money, but a business who does it with heart and truly brings some happiness into the world is great.
Quote: These are mantras more than quotes, but are words I try and live by… 1) Say what you mean and mean what you say. 2) Everyone deserves to be treated with love, dignity, and respect.
Pastime: Camping, doing anything water related, and finding unique ways to make my two girls happy and engaged with life.
An Insight: I enjoy feeling that I am part of a team and working alongside people that challenge my work and make it better.
Someone who has influenced my professional career: Surprisingly the people who influenced my professional career the most are people who are in my personal life … my father and husband. They know me inside and out and have both played a role in forming who I am at home and in the office.
An out-of-the-box solution: In order to find the best solution, don’t ask only one type of person. The best solutions come out of a diverse group of people.
Did you know…
When I was ten: I had already visited over half of the states in our country…and was completely consumed by reading and athletics (performing, not watching).
I aspire to: Simply be a good person.
I’m a LEADer because…
Skills: I work with integrity, care about those around me, and want to always put my best foot forward and LEAD’s best foot forward.
Attitude: I usually see the glass as half full and try to ensure I’m putting more good into the world than bad.