After 15 years working in software in New York and London, Heather decided to switch careers and return to her home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The plan? To open a wine bar! Much to the delight of local wine lovers, she and her brother Christian opened Obladee in 2010. She completed her CAPS-AC Sommelier certification with honours that same year and received the Kent Clarke Award for top graduating student. Heather is a wine judge for the Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada, The Atlantic Wine Awards, and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. She’s a fixture of the local wine community, a wine writer and devoted educator of her exceptional staff.