Heather is a native of Washington state and currently resides in Des Moines, Washington with her husband, Brian. She became involved with O2A after Jake and Suzanne returned from Africa and she witnessed their passion to make a difference for these children that touched their lives. Heather has spent 23 years working for a non-profit labor organization and currently holds the position of International Auditor for the Teamsters Union performing financial and procedural audits in local unions throughout the United States and Canada. During her career with the Teamsters, she has organized countless charitable fundraisers. She graduated in 1985 from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.