Heather is a software developer and programmer and works on back-end development and web site launches at Creative Circle.
Heather has over 29 years of professional experience in systems analysis and design, database design and management, and web design and programming. She has been involved in selling, training, installing and creating a wide range of software in corporate environments. Her lifelong passion for technology, math and problem-solving started at a young age when her father first brought home a TRS-80 from Radio Shack. Heather wrote her first BASIC program and was hooked.
After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Management Information Systems she launched a professional career that had her designing and programming throughout the United States and Canada.
Heather is passionate about introducing and mentoring young women in the field of technology. While raising two daughters, she took a break from corporate software and she became a teacher at an all-girls’ school, teaching computer science, software development, robotics and algebra.
Now, at Creative Circle, she has come back full circle – back to designing and programming software. Heather loves the fast-paced environment that modern technology brings to the professional world. There is always something new to explore and learn.
"This is a small company and everyone gets a lot of autonomy and trust," says Heather. "It's a supportive team atmosphere."
She and her husband are owners of a family business, East Bay Ice, so she enjoys working at a small, family owned business and helping family owned newspapers and local media entrepreneurs.
"I like learning new things," says Heather. "And there is a lot to learn here -- both about the newspaper industry and the rapidly changing web technology that we are working in."
You can contact Heather at HSwift@creativecirclemedia.com.