Heather grew up in Beloit, Kansas and graduated from St. John's Catholic High School. She received a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University. She owned her own business for 10 years and was most recently the Economic Development Director for Mitchell County. She has loved working with rural communities in Kansas and is happy to continue that role as the Donor Advisor for the Catholic Foundation. Heather has served in the fields of early childhood and higher education, regional planning, community foundation, K-State extension, economic development, chamber of commerce and rural leadership.
Heather is a parishioner at St. John the Baptist in Beloit and has served her parish as a sponsor for Prayer and Action and the National Catholic Youth Conference. Heather and her husband, Scott just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They have three children, Alex, Isabella and Jack and their first grandson, Alem.