Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Dan Holz | Trout Creek, OR
Heather Distad

Heather Distad

Director of Philanthropy


Heather leads Access Fund’s fundraising engagement with major donors, corporate partners, climbing gyms, foundations, and other partners to advance Access Fund's strategic vision for sustainable access and conservation of the climbing environment. She also oversees fundraising events and works collaboratively across the organization to manage Access Fund’s community-based outreach efforts. In her spare time, you’ll find Heather running, climbing, or skiing in the alpine, or sailing the seas on her boat, New Sensation.