About TSG Charlottesville Editor Heather Sieg:
Heather Halsey Sieg was born and raised in Charlottesville, attending St. Anne’s Belfield School from pre-school until graduation. After spending a decade in Washington, D.C., attending Georgetown University and then working as Marketing Director of D.C.’s premier modeling agency, she returned to her hometown—a move that quickly reaffirmed her belief that Charlottesville is “the best place to live in the country.”
Upon moving back to Charlottesville, Heather, who admired The Scout Guide from afar for years, set her sights on her “dream job,” and became Editor of The Scout Guide Charlottesville in 2013, taking over from co-founder Susie Matheson. Heather’s favorite aspects of her job include discovering authentic, hidden gems and befriending the local business owners, artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs; now her friends and TSG Members. She is passionate about putting her clients on a pedestal, showing them in their best light, and keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening around town.
Heather and her husband Derek, a filmmaker and entrepreneur, and also a Charlottesville native, reside near downtown with their young son, Shepherd, and daughter, Scottie; two dogs; and a few sheep, chickens, and ducks.
Heather’s Three Favorite Reasons to Visit Charlottesville, Virginia:
- Culture and Arts. We are home to the Virginia Film Festival, LOOK3: the Festival of the Photograph, and the University of Virginia. And don’t forget the music! We have some of the best live shows you will find anywhere.
- Food and Wine. We have big city sophistication with small-town, southern charm. The chefs I work with are driven by the freshest, Virginia-grown ingredients. The food here is divine. And we are known as the “Napa of the East” because we have picturesque vineyards that are perfect for weddings and an afternoon of tasting.
- History. Touring Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home and inspiring gardens is truly an extraordinary experience that should not be missed. Park at the bottom and hike or ride your bike up the Monticello Trail!
Words Heather Lives By:
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Teresa