Heather was born and raised in the Midwest, spending most of her childhood in central Illinois. She attended Eureka College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 2000. After college, she settled in Bloomington and began her career in Corporate Accounting. Over her 23 years, she has worked with several area businesses, before joining Van Gundy in 2012. Heather became a Partner with the agency in 2021.
Currently, Heather resides in Bloomington with her husband, Justin, and two daughters Avery and Emily. Her hobbies include staying active with a good workout, walking, or crocheting. She also enjoys volunteering at Eastview Christian Church and Midwest Food Bank.