Heather graduated in 2003 from Altoona Area High School. After graduation, she attended Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and majored in the Veterinary Technician program. Due to health problems, Heather could not finish the program. In December of 2005, Heather attended the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center and earned a certificate in phlebotomy. In June of 2010, Heather obtained her Pennsylvania Medical Responder certification.
In April 2014 Heather came to the Lakemont Veterinary Clinic with 12 years previous experience as a veterinary assistant and office manager at another local veterinary office.
Heather resides in Altoona and has three dogs: a Whippet named Belle (a Wilson College adoptee), a Shih-Poo named Macie Mae and a chocolate Labrador Retriever named Sadie.
In her spare time Heather enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and his daughter Whitney. She also volunteers her time with the Newburg Volunteer Fire Department.