Heidi has turned her passion for paper into Botanical PaperWorks, a business guided by environmental sustainability and practices. The company makes and markets eco-friendly, seed paper that grows into flowers, herbs and vegetables when placed in soil. As president and co-founder, Heidi has overseen company growth from the ground up (pun intended) as Botanical PaperWorks went from start-up to international success story.
Botanical PaperWorks produces plantable paper products for companies large and small, including, Starbucks, Pepsi, National Geographic and Cirque du Soleil, as well as personalized invitations and favors. Most recently, Botanical PaperWorks has been showcased in Fast Company, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Martha Stewart. These corporate products are sold under the name Seed Paper Promo.
Heidi is the co-author of three books: 300 Papermaking Recipes, The Encyclopedia of Papermaking and Bookbinding and Papermaking – An Introduction.
In 2014, Heidi became business partners with artist Kal Barteski and they founded YOUareAWESOMEco.com, a company dedicated to helping people know how important, brave and awesome they are.
When not pushing paper, Heidi can be found spending time with her husband and two daughters. She serves as Director of Red River Mutual Insurance and several local and national not-for-profit organizations.
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