After dealing with adversity early in her life, Heidi’s entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills helped her pick herself up and found Camp Bow Wow, a $100 million leader in the pet and franchise industry.
For this effort, she has received accolades including being named one of 2014 Fortune Magazine’s Top 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs, the 2016 Colorado Brave Leader Award (Colorado Business Roundtable), Denver Business Journal Business Woman of the Year, the Inc 500/5000 list 5 years in a row, and a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012 and 2013.
After the sale of Camp Bow Wow in 2014, Heidi launched her non-profit Moms Fight Back, which is now part of the Fight Back Foundation. The Fight Back Foundation is a 501c(3) incubator built to support social entrepreneurs that want to tackle the most pressing issues confronting kids in Colorado today. Their team works to give our start-ups access to mentors, funders, and partners to tackle the problem from all sides and set them up for a sustainable, successful future.
Last year, Heidi won a heated statewide race for the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents, which oversees the $4B CU system. She is also on various boards focusing on entrepreneurship, education reform and women’s issues including Colorado Succeeds, Job Creators Network, the Steamboat Institute and Leadership Program of the Rockies.
Heidi is married to Jason, who has one of the top BBQ restaurants in the state, and has four children, Tori, Hollie, and twins Jack and Jenna.