Heidi earned her BA in Theatre Arts from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to her graduate studies, she taught theatre in North Carolina’s public schools, where she also served on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Common Core Theatre Arts curriculum writing team. Heidi has served as guest lecturer and vocal coach for numerous high school productions, and her students have enjoyed success in many local theatre festivals and competitions, earning over $100,000 in scholarship offers. Both in educational and professional endeavors, Heidi is interested in the ways in which theatre can build community and give voice to the voiceless. One of Heidi’s greatest passions is giving back to the community, and she is proud to have co-produced the 2010 V-Day Festival, raising funds and awareness for Charlotte-area battered women’s shelters. While living in Charlotte, NC, Heidi sat on the board of directors as secretary of Stage One, Inc., and served on staff for the inaugural Queen City Fringe Festival.
While at Baylor, Heidi has presented papers at the Texas Educational Theatre Association Academic Symposium, the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, Southwest PCA/ACA Conference, and the Mid-America Theatre Conference. Heidi directed Tigers Be Still as part of Baylor's 2015 summer season.
Heidi's thesis production is Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, in February 2017.