Heidi Gygax grew up around the gaming industry as the third child of Mary Jo and E. Gary Gygax. From a young age, Heidi and her siblings worked concession stands at Horticultural Hall for Gen Con game conventions, and later worked in the TSR booth. In her teens, Heidi began working summers at TSR and later full time in the Gen Con department, at the Dungeon Hobby Shop, and Sales, until being ousted in October, 1985, for being named Gygax. For the last 28 years, Heidi spends her time accumulating and managing a dragon’s wealth in gemstones and jewelry as the General Merchandising Manager for Na Hoku, a large national jewelry retailer and manufacturer based in Honolulu, Hawaii. She makes a pilgrimage to Lake Geneva and her gaming roots once a year to celebrate at Gary Con with her family and friends.