Heather

Designer

In 2010, Heather moved from New York to Northern Michigan, a place that she now calls home. Her and her husband live in Interlochen with their dog Murphy. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design, earning a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design with a specialization in Marine Design. She started designing boats professionally in 2010 and has been involved in the development of over 60 models ranging from small runabouts to large cruisers. She admires all types of boats, with respect for traditional designs and appreciation for modern styling.

Heather grew up near the water and has been around boats her entire life.

Her and her husband enjoy hiking with our dog in every season. In the summertime, they kayak down rivers and paddle board lakes throughout Northern Michigan.

Heather also started teaching yoga in 2013 as a way to give back to the community. The skills that she has learned along the way bolster her creative thinking and ability to listen. You can find her teaching weekly classes and practicing daily.

  • Started at Van Dam: 2020
  • Born in: Buffalo, New York
  • Graduated: Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Favorite Projects to work on: I love to listen! I think the best boats come from teamwork and co-creation. My favorite part of the design process is translating the client’s wishes into a visual representation.

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