Heather was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but grew up in Summerville, SC. She received her Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Nursing from MUSC. After graduation, she worked for 3 years in Hollywood, SC in rural pediatric healthcare before moving to Phoenix, AZ. Heather spent 8 years in Phoenix working in primary care pediatrics and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Arizona State University. She moved back to Charleston and worked at the KidsWell School-Based Health Center through MUSC. Most recently, Heather spent 2 years in Germany working at the Franconian International School in Erlangen. She and her family returned home to Charleston in August 2017.
Heather and her husband have a teen-aged son and daughter and two cats, Opal and Luna. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and keeping in touch with freinds around the world.