After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with degrees in Aviation Maintenance and Industrial Technology, Heather started her career as a Manufacturing Process Engineer working for Actown-Electocoil. After some time in that field, she
took her love of engineering and technology and shrunk it to handhelds, working as a process engineer on the world's first flip phone, Motorola's StarTac. Maybe that planted a word-seed, but at the start of the housing boom in 2002, Heather considered switching from flip phones to flipping houses and changed industries. Though the career of flipping houses didn’t actualize, the industry fit and she made a career shift and started managing a subcontracting company working with new construction builders.
After 5 years, she realized that she wanted to progress from making homes to supporting others in the process of finding their own. For the last 10 years, Heather has partnered with her clients through empathetic guidance, empowering them to uncover and realize their home-related needs. In 2008 she received her Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, and specialized in short sales and foreclosure for several years. More recently, though, she has found a passion for (and significant success in) the full cycle of residential real estate, assisting home buyers and sellers with all real estate needs. Today, Heather's mission is to provide her clients with the education and tools to make complex and high emotion home decisions with confidence.
Beyond her dedication to residential real estate, Heather is committed to the social impact space. She has been on the Board of Directors at Mutual Ground women's shelter for 9 years, where she supports the mission of advocacy for, and empowerment of, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She donates her time to Ready Set Ride, assisting special needs children during their horse-riding therapy sessions. And, Heather volunteers for Pathways to Successful Living, which is an organization committed to making the world a better place for future generations by empowering individuals to lead more enriched, successful, and fulfilled lives.
Heather's long-term dream is to build a ranch for troubled girls to help them heal trauma, fight addiction, and find acceptance and happiness through coupling social emotional learning with equine therapy. She lives in Plainfield with her husband and love of her life, Bob and her 2 wonderfully crazy black labs. A Homewood native, she has a map of Chicagoland imprinted on her heart, which equips her to help her many local clients to achieve their home aspirations.