Before Heather joined Alive’s staff in June 2010, she lived in a land full of Abraham Lincoln historic sites, gang violence and cornfields (also known as central Illinois). She knew Columbus would be an improvement, but years later she’s still consistently amazed by this city, its residents’ commitment to the arts and its cart that serves deliciously gooey steamed bagels.
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Neighborhood: German Village
Favorite food: Clever Crow’s corn pizza
Favorite thing to do in Columbus: Attend Gallery Hop
Favorite instrument to play: Marimba
Favorite jazz musician (living): Jack DeJohnette
Favorite jazz musician (deceased): Gene Krupa
Favorite thing about working at Alive: My co-workers regularly make me cry — from laughing so hard, of course.