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Heather Colthurst


We are pleased to introduce Heather as one of our Interns who has joined our team of counselors. She is available for counseling our clients as she works towards completing her required work hours for her degree.


Heather is highly resourceful and organized. She has excellent communication skills, and is proficient in matters of diplomacy. She is reliable and dedicated.



Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

MSW Program (in process, 3.72 GPA)


Bachelor's Social Worker Limited License

1998 - 2004

Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI

BSW and ABS (3.5 GPA with honors​

Volunteer Experience
  • Plainwell Community High School (internship-special education

  • Continuing Education (TIC, CPI, and CHW practices

  • Barry County DHS (internship-child welfare)

  • Participated in Church Community Service Events

  • Designed and implemented supportive services for parenthood

Professional Experience

February 2022 - Current

Social Work Intern/Teacher’s Aide/SPED Professional

Plainwell Community Schools

  • Engaging with youth as an educator and mentor (Foundational Practicum)


April 2020 - Current

Stower, Pack Single (Mix/AFE/Smalls), Problem-Solving

Caledonia Center

  • Stowing inbound inventory in pods for pickers

  • Packing items to be shipped to customers


Pathways to Better Health - Community Health Worker (case management)

Barry Eaton District Health Department

  • Working in partnership with clients; linking to and navigating resources within their community for the overall betterment of their health and well-being

Sierra Harriman


We are pleased to introduce Sierra as one of our Interns who has joined our team of counselors. She is available for counseling our clients as she pursues a master's degree in counseling and works towards completing her required work hours for her degree.


Sierra is a graduate of Cedarville University and is presently a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Substance Use Disorders emphasis) online program at Colorado Christian University.

She is currently a part-time staff member at the Springfield Museum of Art where she facilitates various art programs.


Sierra is a great communicator, reliable, teachable, creative, and good writing skills.

  • Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
    BA Psychology (3.88 GPA)
    Minors: Biblical Studies and Studio Art
    High Honors

  • Colorado Christian University
    MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3.76 GPA)
    Emphasis: Substance Use Disorders



Discipleship group leader

Cedarville University Discipleship Program

  • Led a group of students through a weekly book study and activities

August 2019

Sting Group Leader

  • Co-lead a group of freshmen through Cedarville's getting started weekend

Spring 2019

Peru Mission Trip Leader

  • Helped lead and prepare activities for outreach to local children's centers

2016 - 2017

Cross Country Team Participant


  • Ran on the SC team during my Junior and Senior years

  • Earned "most improved" award during my Junior year

Professional Experience

August 2020 - March 2021


Springfield Museum of Art

  • Programs collaborated with chemical dependency recovery inpatient groups and high school age students at Oesterlen youth services

  • Created and led a "Mindfulness in the Classroom" presentation for Wittenberg University Education students

  • Helped prepare and lead museum art programs

  • Created questionnaire documents for program participants


January 2022 - present

Education Staff Member (part-time)

Springfield Museum of Art

  • Facilitate art programs with adults with chronic mental illness, partnering with NAMI and Developmental Disabilities of Clark County

  • Prepare and oversee the New Paths art program

  • Program collaborates with McKinley Hall's chemical dependency recovery inpatient men's and women's groups

  • Lead group art-making activities with McKinley Hall participants 

  • Document the success of programs and find ways to improve​

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