Every group has that one person that does everything, and does it very well.
They are organized, have the answers to everything, and if they don't, they will hunt down that answer to the ends of the earth.
They create complex spreadsheets, and charts, and tables just so all of the information needed is available, and doesn't even blink an eye when we continue to ask for the information that's in the spreadsheets, and chart, and tables, and doesn't even raise her voice when she sends us the link to the spreadsheets, and charts, and tables over and over again.
That person whips up the most amazing merchandise designs, and spends hours haggling for the best prices and best products so that the fans get quality mementos and souvenirs.
That person gets finger cramps hand addressing packages and filling out customs forms, and standing in line at the Post Office (something we all feel that this person deserves a medal for doing), to make sure everything gets delivered on time and safely.
That person makes sure the Musher gets to where she needs to go, is comfy, and gets back to where she needs to go.
That person deals with the rest of the group knowing they aren't as organized, forget things, screw up things, lollygag about things, can't find the spreadsheet that's been in the same place for years, do something stupid, and is pretty much the "Mother" of the group, even though she really doesn't want to be, but knows she has to be because things need to get done and someone has to nag.
That person probably thinks that the rest of the group forgot her birthday... but we're sneaky and somewhat mean and just kinda hung out and waited to post a birthday message.
We didn't want to put in on the blog as a draft because she may look, and read it before we posted it.
We didn't want that person to do that, because we wanted to let all of you know what a wonderful person that person is.
Our one person is Heather Walls.
Nothing would have gotten done, would have been as organized, would have been so fantastic, would have been what it is if it wasn't for Heather.
Heather has pulled so many great things out of her hat of many talents throughout the years and we still (to this day) don't know how she managed to hold down a regular job and still do everything that she's done for North Wapiti.
In case you didn't know, Heather, you are the backbone of the North Wapiti Minions, and we truly appreciate EVERYTHING you have done, and the high standards you set that made us look so good throughout the years.
Thank you, and Happy Birthday to you!