Heidbreder grew up in the media business… his parents owned the Blissfield Advance weekly newspaper located in Lenawee County Michigan. He is a 1989 Graduate of Western Michigan University, majoring in Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. He sold advertising and served as advertising manager for the Western Herald, his college newspaper at WMU. He owned his family weekly before moving into corporate media. He now oversees the Traverse City Record-Eagle, record-eagle.com, GT Scene Magazine and their 109 employees. He is passionate about archery, hunting and WWII B-17 G bombers. He enjoys all types of hunting, fishing and trapping. Golf… he plays, he enjoys… but he does not play well.
He is the father of – daughter Hannah 19 a freshman at WMU, and son Gabe 22, a seminarian at Mt. St. Mary Seminary Cincinnati OH. He has a yellow lab named Daisy