About Our Founder
One of Heather's first memories is how her mother cured herself—strictly by change of diet—of an illness which had been diagnosed as fatal. This profound experience led the young Heather to study Nutrition at the University Of Toronto where she enrolled at the age of 16 after graduating High School 3 years ahead of schedule.
Although her studies focused on nutrition and health, by the time she was 20, she had her licenses as Real Estate Broker and Mortgage Banker. By her mid-20s she had co-founded a company specializing in development, financing and acquisition of health care facilities throughout North America. A few years later she realized her dream of becoming a resident of the Naples/Bonita Springs area.
This experience ultimately led her to leave her successful mortgage banking career in real estate and finance to pursue a life-long interest in world culture, religions, health and wellness—ultimately becoming a well-respected teacher in this field. She established an institute to train psychologists, psychiatrists and health care professionals in the techniques she had integrated during her studies and travels.
A great lover of nature, animals and humanity, she is profoundly committed to alleviating suffering, and is an active participant and supporter of a number of organizations involved in healthy living, world peace, environmental issues, and sustainable agriculture and development—including, for example, the Amazon Conservation Team
, the Jane Goodall Institute
, the Dalai Lama Foundation
, and The Foundation of Shamanic Studies
Heather is also the co-founder and managing director of Shangri-La Springs
, an organic wellness and experiential learning center in Bonita Springs, Florida. Shangri-La offers a variety of programs and events for mind, body, spirit and sustainable lifestyles.
She is presently compiling a book of healing techniques and strategies she has perfected during a lifetime of research.