Heather Kimball and her husband Scott, have lived and raised their four girls in Papaikou on Hawaii Island. Heather is a scientist. She has two decades of experience in research, teaching and leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. Heather holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Science. Heather is also a certified facilitator and a licensed private pilot.
Heather is a businesswoman. She owns her own consulting firm, which assists in large scale land management planning, and carbon mitigation and climate change adaptation policy. Heather and Scott also founded an architecture firm that employs eight people in Hilo.
Heather is an active community member. She serves in both elected and volunteer positions in several community service organizations. She has been a paddling coach and board member for Kamehameha Canoe Club for the past decade. She was chair of the of the Hawaii Island Sierra Club and a member of the State Chapter's Executive and Energy Committees. She served as treasurer for the Hilo Intermediate Band Boosters, as the student representative on the UH Hilo Graduate Council and as president of Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Club. Heather was the co-founder of Take Back Lincoln Park and a coordinator for Make Voting Matter. Heather served as vice chair of the Hawaii National Women's Political Caucus. Heather has done volunteer work for Zonta International, Relay for Life, Pacific Cancer Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. Heather is a member of both the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce and the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce. Heather was a North-West Climate Science Center Fellow and is a member of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union and the American Society of Adaptation Professionals.
Through Heather's work and community involvement, she understands the challenges facing our local families, our kids, and our unique natural environment - challenges that require immediate, focused and informed attention. Heather’s technical training, and personal and professional experience will bring the necessary knowledge and skills to the State Legislature to help create proactive and long-lasting solutions to the increasingly complex challenges facing our state. Inspired by gratitude to her community and island home, Heather would be honored to represent you by serving as your State Senator.