Heather began teaching public school in Tyler in 2003 where she taught 1st and 5th grades. She left in 2010 to be a stay-at-home-mom, and then returned in 2018 to teach art and music at Hand-In-Hand Preschool in Tyler. Heather received her bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. She and her husband, Brandon, have three children, Hunter, Skylar, and Summer. They enjoy outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends, and attending Lifebridge Tyler Church.