Heather Carter is a Race, Event, and Commercial Photographer based in Bellingham, Washington. She was born and raised in Okeechobee, Florida and is Native American, of the Seminole Tribe of Florida (her clan is Bigtown). Leaving her hometown at age 25 was hard, but she knew she had to be somewhere in the mountains. Over the years, she taught herself photography and would take pictures of her friends while they whitewater kayaked in North Carolina. Heather now works primarily within the cycling industry and has been professionally shooting bike action since 2020. She shoots race photography for organizations such as Race Cascadia and the Sturdy Dirty, an all-women’s enduro race in the PNW. Fast-paced, logistically challenging environments are where Heather thrives. She is an avid mountain biker and can access a lot of wild places that one normally can’t on foot. Her friendly demeanor and background, attention to detail, and passion for the sport make her an outstanding and unique photographer.