Idea Hatch: Heidi Larsen

Heidi has worked as a Children's Librarian with Timberland Regional Library, Kitsap Regional Library, and Lopez Island Library. Before that, she worked with homeless and immigrant youth, taught at a preschool, and acted with a traveling Shakespearean troupe. Wherever she is, she encourages kids to follow their natural curiosity in learning, whether it be through storytime, theater, robotics, or understanding the natural world. She is excited to bring what she's learned to libraries and schools in the Puget Sound area. She lives in Olympia, Washington with her dog Maggie, robots Dot and Dash, and husband Jason. She loves them all, not necessarily in that order.

Consultant: Julia Parsons

Julia Parsons of Julia Gentlestrength Arts and Heartwood Healing Arts is a psychologist and professional artist that passionately makes healing resources accessible through the creative arts. She has worked with children in the arts for over ten years. She is excited to bring her skills to the Heartwood Storytelling partnership with Heidi Larsen!