Originally from the Bay Area, Heather received her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology from San Diego State University. She then turned around and headed north to the Pacific Northwest to pursue her graduate degree in education of the deaf/hard of hearing at Lewis and Clark College. She liked it here so much, she stayed, got married and raised two beautiful children.
Heather grew up with a progressive hearing loss, and in 2010, she became a bilateral cochlear implant recipient. With her new bionic abilities, she decided to pursue her love of the human mind at George Fox University’s graduate degree program in clinical psychology where she received her doctoral degree in 2015. That accomplished, she looked for a position in which she could use her love of teaching combined with her enjoyment of studying the developing mind. She found it at Tucker Maxon School, and is looking forward to working with Tucker Maxon families in both capacities.
Personally, she and her husband have a golden retriever named Opal, upon whom they dote shamelessly and take hiking as often as possible. In her spare time, she reads voraciously, and paints furniture and walls, and enjoys listening to the birds.