Heidi Barrett has over 30 years of non-profit experience, in Park County, beginning as the sole employee of a small grass-roots organization, the Beartooth Alliance, in Silver Gate, Montana in the early 90’s. This group successfully halted an industrial gold mine on the border of Yellowstone National Park in 1996. She then worked for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition for 17.5 years in the development department. She directed the Park County Senior Center for nearly two years before joining ASPEN as its Executive Director in 2016.
Heidi grew up on a farm in Nebraska and visited Silver Gate, Montana in 1983. She fell in love with the area and began working summers there in 1984 and met her husband Jim, they married in 1991 making their home in Silver Gate until 1998 when they moved to Livingston.
Heidi has served as a board member for Park County Environmental Council, Livingston Center for Art and Culture, Angel Line Transportation Services, and currently serves as founding Chair of the Park County Public Transit Advisory Board which operates Windrider, a free fixed route bus service in Livingston. She and Jim are proud of serving as tour coordinators for Shakespeare in the Parks for Silver Gate collectively for over 32 years.
Heidi’s passion has always been about protecting the natural amenities of Park County and creating healthy communities. She enjoys people from all walks of life and is energized when making a positive difference for those around her. Heidi has BFA from the University of Nebraska, and an endorsement for K-12 in Art Education. She lives with her husband, Jim, in Livingston.