Heather Valey
Conservation Media Creation
360-593-3117 | Heather@Naturefix.net

Special Skills
Wildlife Photography, Conservation Storytelling, Camera Trapping, Event Photography, Landscape Photography, Image Post Processing, Writing, Social Media Marketing, Audio Editing, Sound Recording & Design, Video & Video editing

Education
* Colorado State University: Graduate Certificate Conservation Communication
* Metropolitan State College of Denver: BS Techincal Communications, Minor in   Computer Science
* Conservation Storytellers Academy - Conservation Photography 101
* Texas Agrilife Extension - Texas Master Naturalist Certification Program
* Austin School of Photography - Photography 101 & 201
* Summit Series Workshops 2021 - Nature
* Houston Audubon Camera Club - Focus in Flight Workshop 2018 
* Natural Habitat Adventures - Galapagos Islands Photography Workshop 2016
Publications
* Colorado Outdoors Magazine - Photography Issue - January 2024
* PetaPixel "The Splendid Nature Photos That Won NANPA's 2024 Showcase"- November 2023
* In Defense of Animals - "Centennial Prairie Dogs Campaign" - October 2023
* Colorado Outdoors Magazine - Photography Issue - January 2023
* Shout Out Colorado - Feature Profile - Summer 2022
* The Purple Martin Update - Cover Photo - Spring 2022
* Austin Sustainability Guide - Spring 2020
* Travis County Parks & Wildlife Website - 2018
* Travis County Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Website - 2018
* Travis County Annual Golden-Cheeked Warbler Report - 2018
* Hill Country Conservancy Calendar - 2017

Awards
* North American Nature Photographers Association Showcase (NANPA) First place Category: Conservation - 2023
* Share the View Photography Contest Top 250 out of 2,713 images submitted - 2021
* North American Nature Photographers Association Showcase (NANPA) Top 100 - Category: Conservation - 2021
* North American Nature Photographers Association Showcase (NANPA) Top 250 - Category: Conservation - 2021
* North American Nature Photographers Association Showcase (NANPA) Top 250 - Category: Conservation - 2021
* Dark Sky Association Contest - Honorable Mention -2016
Professional Experience
* Heather Valey Conservation Media: Owner/Photographer, writing, video editing, audio 2022 to present - agencies I work with include Prairie Protection and Prairie Dogs 101
* Rewildology: Audio & Video Producer - 2022 - 2023
Volunteer Experience
* Standley Lake Natural Resources & Naturalist volunteer - 2024 
* Prairie Protection Colorado - Statewide Task Force 2023 - present
* Colorado Beaver Working Group - Newsletter writing & layout, note taker at meetings  - 2022 to present
* Balcones Canyonlands Texas Master Naturalist Chapter - Communications Director & member of the board - 2019 - 2021
* Balcones Canyonlands Preserve - partner photographer - 2017 - 2021
* Travis Audubon - blog writing, event photography and stewardship projects - 2016 - 2021
* Texas Master Naturalists - I put in over 500 hours of volunteer work with various environmental groups in Austin, Texas from 2017 to 2021 

Exhibitions
* Purple Martin Party, Austin TX - 2021
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