Petra Hekkenberg graduated at the age of twenty from the bachelor Industrial Product Design in The Netherlands and began working as an Industrial Designer. Not long after, she started a second study at Design Academy Eindhoven specializing in Public Space Design. With her graduation she received the Connection Award for excellent interpersonal skills. Her freelance projects can be described as social design, often involving community and project management. Petra has always treasured the broad spectrum of life, and in 2014 she focussed mainly on her volleyball career after which she travelled to Namibia to volunteer at Penduka Trust. Returning every few years, she has now designed and built 3 playgrounds there. In love with nature, Petra moved to BC and since 2019 Petra is a proud Permanent Resident of Canada. She currently works locally as a freelance designer & artist, parttime at Kokanee Glacier Cabin as a hut keeper and part time as a cycling trip leader in Europe. For her a perfect mix of nature, people and design. Petra is based out of the small community New Denver, BC, which serves as her biggest inspiration ever since she first set foot there.