Heather grew up in Southern California and rode as a junior in the Hunters and Equitation. She spent some time riding as a working student allowing her to catch ride many types of young and sometimes difficult horses. She also spent time working with a dressage trainer learning a new discipline and strengthening her flatwork.

Heather’s professional career started at Middle Ranch working for Lisa Stroway at Freeway Farms riding and teaching. She also had the opportunity to become involved with Meadow Grove Farms as one of their riders. In early 2006, Heather went to work as the assistant for Grand Prix rider Susan Artes. While Susie’s grand prix horses took her to shows outside the barn’s regular schedule, and sometimes internationally, Heather took clients on the road to shows, organized schedules and sales, along with maintaining a successful program of riding and teaching. From the Hunter ring to the Grand Prix field, she has worked with the novice amateur to the successful junior equitation and jumper rider. She has also worked with and along side Judy Martin and has cliniced with George Morris.