Heather Gordy is the founder of Healing Water Journeys, LLC; a sustainable tour company which focuses on exploring hot springs, nature, and local holistic practices around the world. She has a Master’s of Science in Recreation from San Francisco State University where her focus was on sustainable tourism. Her Masters project researched socially responsible tourism on a November 2013 tour with Amazon Watch in the Ecuadorian Amazon which was submitted to The Journal of Sustainable Tourism. She has worked for several sustainable tour organizations including Global Exchange Reality Tours, The Commonwealth Club of California Travel Club, Bay Area Green Tours and Altruvistas. She has previously presented at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2012 in Monterey, California. She is also a lead author of a textbook on sustainable tourism, The Good Company: Sustainability in Hospitality, Ecotourism, and Wine to be published in July 2015.