Heather was born and raised in Oregon. She attended high school at Sam Barlow and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree at Linfield College in Portland, Oregon. Following graduation at Linfield, Heather attended the University of Puget Sound to pursue her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. In 2005, she graduated from Puget Sound and became a Physical Therapist at Gresham SportsCare. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, horseback riding, strength training and competing in endurance races.