Heather Shaw is a wildlife biologist who lives in the State of Superior - Michigan’s Upper Peninsula - near Marquette where she spends her days chasing grouse and trout with her Llewellin setter, Chip, as well as her better half and his two Brittanys.
She didn’t always live north of the bridge; Heather grew up in southern Michigan where she traveled the throughout the midwest barrel racing and showing horses. Hard work and competition taught her about strong will and determination while developing the grit and tenacity that she has today. Heather's passion for the outdoors was instilled in her at an early age, constantly adventuring with her family to remote places and fishing at any given opportunity. She cut her teeth on game birds in her 20s and that is where her strongest passion lies. She received her Master’s in Conservation Biology from Central Michigan University and has worked for various state, federal, and non-profit organizations whose goal has ultimately been to improve fish and wildlife habitat on public lands through on the ground implementation, strategic planning, collaboration with public stakeholders, and policy engagement. She currently works for Trout Unlimited to remove passage barriers to brook trout and other coldwater fish species, restore aquatic and riparian habitat, and bring communities together through conservation within the Upper Peninsula.
Heather has been very active in the hunting and angling community in Michigan and has a strong passion for bringing outdoorswomen together, especially over bird dogs. She strives to welcome other women into this community and hopes to continue to help break down the one size fits all model for sportswomen and remold the sporting traditions that we hold so dear.
Follow Heather at @heathershaw00 on Instagram.