Why does Heather participate in the ASHA Community?
There is a wealth of knowledge in our collective experience – the community is one mechanism to tap into that knowledge. Sometimes I am the one with the question, sometimes I can help with an answer. Most of the time I just follow along, learning from, and being encouraged by, the conversations.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
I could, and I did, choose Dr. Edy Strand and Dr. Joe Duffy. Their depth and breadth of knowledge and clinical acumen, and their compassion and professionalism will forever be the “bar” I set for myself and hope one day to achieve.
What do you miss most about being a kid?
I miss the boundless energy of childhood. I don’t have a single memory of deciding against an activity because I was too tired.
What is your best childhood memory?
My most treasured memories are of farm life. It never occurred to me that I might not live on a farm my entire life, so I didn’t savor the experiences as I lived them. Even so, I can still see how the family farm shaped who I have become.
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