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After moving to DC in 2007 to work in The White House, Heath enjoyed a year and a half in government before being forced out in 2009 during the administration change. Since that time, Heath has embraced the "wilderness years" (a tongue-in-cheek reference to the term Nixon used for his time in exile) and seeks out adventure whenever possible. Unlike Nixon, Heath's return to politics is uncertain.

This blog will feature long-form posts with advice for embracing your own personal adventures, including travel hacks and creative content meant to inspire you to break out of your routine.

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More About Heath

Heath recently achieved his goal of visiting 100 countries before his 30th birthday, a feat he achieved in just under 6 years. #100 was India, where he celebrated his birthday with close friends from around the world.

As an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, Heath attended Carnegie Mellon University for graduate school on a tribal affairs fellowship. He previously worked in The White House under the George W. Bush Administration and on Capitol Hill before beginning his current career, where he helps military service members and veterans transition to fulfilling careers through philanthropic learning programs that teach the art of storytelling and reinvention.

Heath speaks frequently on a range of topics including diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Native American youth issues, and reducing the cost of post-secondary education. As a classically trained actor, Heath has had the honor of performing many roles in different parts of the world, including the West End in London.  His favorite role?  Dracula!

His primary passion in life is travel. Next up? Visiting as many bucket-list global sporting events as possible. He also loves ramen, Star Trek, Angela Lansbury, and The Economist. Heath splits his "home" time between Dallas and Washington DC.