I’m Heather and I’ve been a Child Passenger Safety Technician since April 2001 and a certified CPST Instructor since October 2006. I created CarSeatSite.com before I was a tech, when I was a parent looking for the “best” carseat for my first baby. This was before Google and before information was widely available online. My oldest is now off to college and my youngest is driving so I have a new set of child passenger worries, but because child passenger safety technology changes so quickly, I find it fascinating and love working with both parents and children.

I’m one of the founding members of CarseatBlog.com as well as Car-Seat.org. I have been the president of my local Safe Kids coalition for many years, serve on my state’s CPS occupant protection task force, and am co-owner of a company that specializes in carseat installation. My goal is teach and empower parents to use their carseats; carseats can be confusing and maddening but they can be demystified.