Heidi Jeanne Hess is the Western Slope Field Organizer for One Colorado, coordinating the organization’s grassroots efforts, developing diverse coalitions, and bridging gaps within LGBTQ communities in Grand Junction and along the Western Slope.
Heidi is relatively new to Colorado, having moved to the Western Slope in 2009 from North Dallas, Texas. Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Heidi has been actively involved in LGBTQ rights and activism since 1982.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Master of Arts in Communication both from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. While at university, Heidi was President of the Gay Lesbian Student Organization, served as a long-time volunteer at Nebraska AIDS Project when it was first formed, and worked to establish the first-ever LGBTQ Pride Parade in Omaha.
In her spare time, Heidi enjoys reading, going on day trips with her partner, Dannie, and being involved with their church.