Hello, my name is Heather Williams. I've recently been voted onto the MLA Council. This is a very exciting step for me. Many of you have gotten to know me through the past year's events and through my writing here in STICKTALK. For those of you whom I haven't had the pleasure of meeting, here's a few of the arrows that make up my quiver.

I'm married to "Pops" (aka Chuck Williams). This August we'll be celebrating 12 years of wedded bliss/ball-n-chain gang; depending on which of us you're talking to. Together, we have four fantastic kids (age 19-22).

I grew up a Navy brat, then joined right out of high school. I had the honor of being a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Seabees. I now run significantly smaller equipment as a dental assistant.

Raised in the Idaho Mountains, I love outdoor living. My favorite place on the planet involves real mountains, deep valleys, wild rivers and picturesque lakes. Whether I'm nestled against a tree writing poetry or hovering over a smoky fire cooking dinner, you just can't beat it.

I am so happy to be part of this crazy addiction that has taken ahold of us all. Who'd have ever thought a person could get so much satisfaction, so much pleasure, out of some sticks, feather, and string?