Heather Watkins ’11
Majored in music
Known artistically as Heather Riley, Heather is a musician, country music recording artist, owner and operator of Riley Music Studio and lead singer for Heather Riley & Nick of Time Band.
“It goes without saying that many individuals helped me to grow during my time at Illinois College and, for that, I hold many memories close to my heart. As you can imagine, I spent a lot of time working in the music department with many music directors and instructors over the years. Garrett Allman, Karma Vortman, Kevin Klein and Addie Gramelspacher really got me started on the path to who I am today.”