Heidi Kneller

Heidi Kneller

My true satisfaction in life comes from the confidence of knowing that real inspiration lurks at the fingertips at every moment. My formative years overseas cultivated a treasured global perspective coupled with a degree of fearlessness . These philosophies, along with dedication to not leash my curiosity, and an embedded love of learning, fuel my passionate exploration. I work best at the confluences of distinct disciplines like technology/art, research/application, ethnography/design/build, and biology/engineering where curiosity is king, and good communication skills a currency.

I'm a product development mechanical engineer and technology scout for a large company. One of my passions is exploring the wonderful ways nature solves problems and applying what I learn to the technical challenges both at work and otherwise. I’m an avid outdoorsman who loves to take pictures, play with words, and travel to places of which you've never heard. Every day can be a perfect day but a few so far that really stand out for me are scuba diving with a leopard seal in Antarctica, diving with a humpback off Clipperton Island, overlooking the fjords from an unnamed peak in Hornstrandir, and waking up in the shadow of Machapuchare.

I’m never happier than on, in, or near the ocean with a pencil in my hand, music in my head, gratitude in my heart, and cheese in my tummy.

Heidi Kneller is also the personality behind spirulida.