Hello, my name is Heidi Read and I have been a resident of 100 Mile House for 22 years.

My involvement with Educo started when our oldest son attended the camp in 1999 during the summer between grades 7 and 8. Our connection with Educo has continued through the years with our other children also attending. Tristan attended all the levels of courses, then onto the staff team and then onto the board. Since then, I have volunteered for Educo in some capacity, be it in the kitchen, garden or on the board. I love the quality of the people who love Educo. I am seeking another term on the board.

I have owned the local health food store, Higher Ground Natural Foods, in 100 Mile House for 21 years. Health and healing are a passion of mine. This type of business gets to the grit and the ”real stories”, which I think, are the best kind! Listening, asking questions, drawing out insights and offering suggestions are the main part of my working day. My “other “ job is yoga instructor. I have been teaching yoga for 16 years and have 2 different certifications. I love to travel and love warm climates and different cultures.   I also love yoga, gardening and family. We are not-very-patiently awaiting the arrival of 2 grandchildren and the wedding of our daughter.

My hope is to help Educo through these interesting times and make plans for its Thriving future.