Maui, Hawaii, USA.
Heather Ganis is a beachcomber from Lahaina, Hawaii. She spent a good portion of her childhood on the coast of southern California, walking on the beach with her grandmother, who collected beautiful shells while Heather collected sea glass. Heather says her grandmother’s love of the beach is what started her own passion for beachcombing. Heather is now a mother of three, and married to her best friend (who, surprisingly, does not like the beach). When she’s not at the beach, Heather works at a fun and beachy surf shop, and part-time in her church bookstore. She also practices hula! Heather creates stunning beach scenes with sea glass and shells.
This video was part of the Virtual Beachcombing Festival on June 20, 2020.
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