Heather is a Hampton Roads native, growing up in Norfolk but relocated to Newport News in 2017 when she started working as a Kennel Assistant. She has transitioned to working in reception. Heather developed a love of animals as a teenager while volunteering at the Virginia Aquarium every summer. She even volunteered with the VAQ Stranding Response Team taking care of sick and injured marine mammals and turtles the summer before college. She graduated online with a degree in Business Management in 2016. She loves cooking, board games, and staying active with hiking and sports.