"Heather is one of the few nonprofit professionals I know who can apply her natural talents of empowering, encouraging, and inspiring people in her professional life as well as her personal life. I am fortunate to have experienced both. Her vulnerable spirit is her greatest asset and with it she has strengthened many…including myself."
-Teri Halliday-Rigali, Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pacific West, Director of Organization Development
"Heather is truly an inspiration to me. She embodies the phrase “Never Give Up.” This lady is a fighter and has a tenacity and strength, I’ve come to love and admire. She’s faced difficult challenges in just about every area of her life and in the face of it all, she not only finds the strength and composure to thrive, but also lifts others with her contagious smile and energy along the way. I’m always amazed by her ability to see the good in every person and situation and bring out the best in both. When your around Heather you feel as though no dream is too big, no obstacle insurmountable, no road too long. She has a remarkable way of making you feel as though you can be and do it all if you’ll only believe in the beauty of your dreams and never give up."
-Carlos Espinosa, Health & Fitness Trainer
"Many thanks for your time and for sharing your expertise and your heartfelt stories! "
-Brenda Griego, CFRE
Director of Alumni Relations & Institutional Development
Roseman University of Health Science
"Thank you so much for your inspiring talk last week at the AFP event! I took away some new ideas for our sponsorship platform for our international events."
–Lance Baily, Founder & Director of Development, The Gathering of Healthcare
"I consider Heather a sister and feel like we've been connected a lifetime. Heather is a great source of strength, love and inspiration to me; she gets me to dig deep and really think about what I perceive to be simple occurrences in a profound way. She helps me to push myself and accomplish things I never even considered."
-Heather Mongie, Owner, The Heather Mongie Group
"Heather is one of the most driven individuals male or female, I have ever met. She is equally as driven to reach her goals as she is to help another to reach theirs. She is always thinking about the next biggest and best opportunity to help you. She never fails to pick you up when you are down and is there to celebrate the victories, big and small."
-Lela Ripamonti, Tom James Las Vegas
"Your presentation at the last AFP Luncheon was the best one I have witnessed. It was compelling, interesting and insightful Sure, we all think we know the differences between Fundraising vs. Sponsorship, but the way you explained it was such a clear picture. I am passing on the information to my team because I thought it was great and useful. "
–Ranna Daud, Executive Director, After-Achool All-Stars Las Vegas
"Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much I enjoyed your presentation today at the AFP lunch! You are a phenomenal storyteller… super engaging and a natural/effortless public speaker… It is not at all surprising that you are such a successful fundraiser, so thank you for sharing your stories and your knowledge with us."
-Melissa Kwong-Blais, Special Events Director, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada