Heather joined CDPHP in 2004. In her free time, she enjoys doodling with her kids, running, doing yoga, listening to podcasts, reading, and eating pizza, but not necessarily in that order. Her bucket list includes reading one book about every U.S. president, and as of the writing of this bio, she’s well over halfway there. She loves making lists and gets super-excited when she learns new things. Heather also likes to drop trivia bombs now and then (did you know that one president served non-consecutive terms?). She has a BFA in graphic design from The College of Saint Rose. Heather lives in Niskayuna with her husband, who sometimes tires of her trivia but makes an amazing pizza, and their kids.
Recently posted in
I eat A LOT. Years ago, when purchasing a new lunch box I had to ask the clerk to pretend I was a 6ʹ tall construction worker and stop suggesting dainty lunchboxes. During the work day, my very predictable breakfasts (yes, plural!), lunch, and snacks are all very healthy and consisted largely of fruits and vegetables. After hours and weekends, though? That’s when the gloves come off.
Earlier this Spring I wrote about my friend and colleague Sara Block as she took part in a 12-week heart health program called the BetterU Challenge. At the time, she was halfway through the program and finding the experience very rewarding. Now I’m checking back to see how she made out on the rest of her journey. Read about the first half here.
One Mom’s Commitment to Better Health
Since 2010, I’ve been a proud team coach of Arterial Motives for the American Heart Association’s Capital Region Heart Walk & Run. I walk alongside my family and friends in memory of my dad and grandfather, as well as in honor of several loved ones who have overcome heart disease. I walk with my uncle who received a new heart two years ago. continue reading →
As a kid, I drew and doodled constantly. My high school notebooks were crammed with illustrations filling the margins and any blank spaces. As a graphic design major, I took a ton of drawing classes in college. Despite all of the warnings from my professors, after graduation I largely stopped drawing and sketching.