Heike was a long time stalwart on the committee who has represented outreach and also acted as schools liaison. Heike is a qualified teacher and put those classroom skills to good use when wrangling visiting scouts or providing support to the Young Observers team. In short if there was an educational angle to one of our activities then Heike was the person to speak to. Along with Sue, Heike founded the very successful Public Viewing nights which have been a first introduction for many current members to MBO. Outside of MBO Heike sat on the council of Emerald Secondary College and is widely sought after by parents in the Dandenong who want advice on where to school their children.