top of page
Heather 1.jpg
Heather Hackett
Founder & Executive Director

Hi there!

I'm the proud Founder of the Local Relief App and the Executive Director of Local Relief, Inc. My journey in shaping how we communicate during disasters began with a deep-rooted passion, ignited by my 20 years living in Florida. Witnessing firsthand the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ian in 2022, I knew it was time to bring my 2017 idea of the Local Relief app to life, transitioning it into a nonprofit to ensure trust and reliability in times of need.

My entrepreneurial spirit first took flight with "I Train Your Kids," a venture dedicated to teaching children the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This experience opened doors to another passion of mine – storytelling. Founding Be Me Books, I ventured into the world of authorship, weaving tales that inspire and educate.

Before all this, I wore many hats – as a teacher, a corporate trainer, and even a sporting event manager. Each role taught me something unique, from the art of communication to the power of resilience.

At my core, I'm a visionary on a mission. My aim is to make a tangible difference in the world, especially in how we respond to and communicate during disasters. It's about creating a community that stands strong together, a community where everyone has access to the help and support they need, when they need it.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know a bit about me. I'm excited about what we can achieve together!

bottom of page