Heidi Elise Wirz is a native Californian who grew up in the Coastal Mountain
Range between Santa Cruz and Monterey. After graduating high school valedictorian
in 1999: she bounced back and forth between San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, and her parent’s vineyard in the mountains. In 2002 she began attending the Academy of
Art University in San Francisco, majoring in printmaking and fine art painting. While in San Francisco, Heidi worked in fabric and art stores, and as a bike messenger. Her desire to move and travel struck again and in 2004 she moved to Missoula, MT to
manage an independent gallery and music space. Shortly after that, she toured for nearly
two years exclusively with Krist Krueger, a solo acoustic musician, selling her art.
They eventually got engaged and moved to Portland, OR for the beauty, and thriving
art and music communities.
Heidi loves, spending time with her son Cody, and managing her other companies,
Flyer Team, Oven Fire Studio and Tart PR. Cooking, painting, printmaking, indie rock
and riding her bike are also pretty darn important.