Heather Grace,   born and raised in Michigan, has made homes in both Washington, D.C., and Chicago before returning to Michigan
in 2004.  She splits her time between West and East Michigan.  For 20 years, in as many
countries, Grace has studied, volunteered and worked
abroad. Travel domestically and internationally has served as a catalyst for her own education as well as what she can offer others. For more
than 15 years, Heather Grace has taught, trained and assisted individuals and organizations in reaching their goals. To contribute to her
hometown Grace co-founded
The Huron Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration (2005) and The Huron Valley Earth Day Festival
(2007)
both of which continue today and span 7 municipalities. Her ability to actively engage individuals and groups in maximizing their
potential is made possible by a commitment to collaboration and empowerment. This work allowed Grace to develop an edge in travel,
outdoor & event photography. She presently employees her skills as photographer even while on horseback.

Serving in the diverse settings of ESL (English as a Second Language) organizations, social service, university, and small business, Heather Grace
is able to motivate both individuals and groups to reach and exceed their goals in measurable ways. Having worked in such a myriad of
settings, Heather Grace has paid particular attention and trained to meet the needs of each individual learner with their unique attributes
and learning styles. This includes, but is not limited to, people in the creative arts, women, youth, people with disabilities and non-native
English speakers. Some of the organizations she has worked with through teaching, training, leadership and web development as well as event
planning include:

  • The Great Horse Trail Riders Michigan Distance Derby
  • Michigan Drive, M-Drive
  • The Great Horse Trail Riders Great Lakes Distance Derby
  • American Language Village - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Roheryn Farms - Webberville, Michigan
  • Center for American Progress - Washington, District of Columbia
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Carlita Feliz - Granada, Nicaragua
  • DePaul University - Chicago, Illinois
  • American Friends Service Committee - International
  • Instituto Britanico - San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Inclusive Justice - Greater Michigan
  • The Huron Valley Earth Day Festival - Huron Valley, Michigan
  • The Huron Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration - Huron Valley, Michigan
  • Human Rights Campaign - Washington, District of Columbia
  • Kellogg Foundation - Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Women’s Legal Defense Fund - Washington, District of Columbia
  • Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Horizons Community Services - Chicago, Illinois
  • Illinois Hunger Association - Chicago, Illinois

Heather Grace earned a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science at
Western Michigan University. She
graduated with honors. She also completed a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Interdisciplinary Studies – Specializing in Education, emphasis in Art and
Counseling and concentrating in Multi-cultural and Women's Studies from
DePaul University. Certified by the University of Cambridge (CELTA)
English Language Teaching to Adults,
internationally recognized, Grace enjoys teaching ESL as well as many other subjects.

Heather Grace’s commitment to life-long learning and multi-culturalism are actualized through on-going education as well as teaching and
traveling both domestically and abroad in order to consistently infuse the most cutting-edge and community focused techniques into her
consulting. Heather Grace's commitment to peace and social justice includes a strong environmental commitment. All of her materials are
printed on recycled paper and the print media created for ECO-conscious organizations utilizes green industry standard earth-friendly
practices and products such as soy and vegetable inks and recycled papers.

Heather Grace is a trained Outdoor Educator through world renowned
Outward Bound and is a certified Wilderness First Responder – in
wilderness medicine and rescue through
SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities) She is a Leave No Trace Educator through Leave
No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Heather Grace has learned that building one's connection with nature and challenging oneself physically
enhances and improves intellectual and relational pursuits. By employing kinesthetic learning methods for all ability levels when training and
teaching, she is able to reach all learners and assist them in retaining and enjoying what they learn!
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Heather Grace's speciality is creating dynamic
opportunities and facilitating safe learning
environments for people to be supported,
challenged and transformed.

Grace also volunteers a significant portion of
her time, nearly 800 hours each year, to
various social justice organizations and a
portion of Grace's earnings are donated to
animal welfare organizations such as the

ASPCA
and local organizations. Heather Grace
has also sponsored 2 children, one in Nepal
and another in Uganda, through
Michigan-based and an International
organizations.    

When not working or volunteering, Grace
spends time outdoors horsebacking riding,
camping, kayaking, hiking, biking, and learning
about wildlife. Whenever possible her Aussie
Shepard, Wilson, joins her. She also shares
her home in Michigan with her partner,
James,  "Mona", the cat, "Bunny" the Rabbit
and Mourning Doves that nest outside her
window. Recently, she hand raised ducks,
Lavern and Shirley, who made a permanent
home at the farm where she rides. Grace
spends most days deeply grateful to be alive!
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