Heather first came to guiding while managing Executive Programs at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. The University didn’t offer the type and caliber of campus visits that her visiting scholars and business professionals sought, so she designed one herself. That evolved into leading corporate site visits and sightseeing excursions. After eight years in academia, she made the leap to hospitality full-time and has never looked back!
Heather is also proud to be a Cruise Director + Tour Director on the Seine river in France for the nation’s oldest and most respected luxury tour operator, TAUCK World Discoveries.
She earned a Master’s Degree in Education from UC Berkeley and University of San Francisco, and has extensive training/certification from numerous industry organizations:
Heather is occasionally available for hire as a Step-on-Guide, Tour Director and Event Management Staff for Educational Travel groups and DMCs. Please Contact Us to inquire.
Heather speaks English and French fluently, having attended “Sciences Po” and married into a French family. In her free time, she and her husband Cedric enjoy taking day-trips, hiking local vistas with their two dogs, and cooking classes. A true San Franciscan at heart, the two things that gets her out of bed in the morning are fresh-roasted coffee and warm sourdough bread.
Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable. Your knowledge, up-beat attitude and pleasant demeanor inspired us to learn as much as possible about our destinations!
Thank you for a wonderful experience! This is our first tour and we enjoyed the care and convenience of this way of travelling. You are outstanding, delightful, knowledgeable, caring, organized and always smiling! You are perfect for the job! We are glad we had you! ☺
Thank you so much for being our guide this week! You were SO energetic, precise, organized and positive all week regardless of our countless questions! You were like a lovely swan gliding on the surface and paddling like mad underneath. I so enjoyed getting to know you and thank you for making our trip so memorable! Fondly—
Thank you for all the planning, effort and leadership you have given to this trip. It was a fabulous experience.
You have created many beautiful and lasting memories with your vast and in-depth knowledge, enthusiast and passion for our National Parks. Thank you for your professional “mothering” of our family.
We cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our CA adventure so wonderful! Your attention to detail and all the extra perks you arranged for our tour were wonderful. You do your company proud! We loved every minute of it!.
Thank you for making our experience extra special and memorable. Your caring attitude and attention to detail made all the difference!
Our dear Heather. How you have pleased and pleasured us this week! We could not have imagined a trip so full of delights, inspirations, education and endearments. Before we could feel a need, you had filled it. Every experience was enriched by your thoughtful planning and charming leadership. You are a world class tour leader in our eyes and we can’t thank you enough!
Thank you so much for a truly fantastic experience. You are one of the most knowledgeable tour guides I have experiences and there have been many on my husband’s school trips.
PS- Hope to take another trip with you sometime!