Heather Portenier

Human Resources Director

Heather Portenier

Heather has lived in the Grand Valley since 1995. She has a B.A in Communications from CMU. Heather has owned a business, been a freelance writer, and has authored three books. She missed being part of a team, though, and made the decision to go into HR. Building relationships and trust with employees is her favorite part of human resources. As a fierce advocate for lifelong learning, REC's mission to instill that same passion in kids, to provide the best life possible for themselves, is why she is excited to be a part of our organization.