Heather began her swimming career at age four in Pennsylvania. When her family moved to West Chester, Heather joined the Lakota Hills Wavemakers, where she remained for 10 years. Heather also swam for Countryside YMCA where she was a part of the National Team. She was also a four time State qualifier for Lakota High School, both individually and on relays. Her best events consisted of the 500 and 1650 freestyle. Heather graduated from Xavier University in 1999 with a Bachelor's in Social Work. She has taught numerous levels of swim lessons, both privately and through the YMCA, Red Cross, and SwimAmerica programs. Heather took the head coach position during the 2010 summer season and has enjoyed the experience immensely. She lives in Liberty Twp. with her husband Joe and their two children, Levi and Audrey. She hopes to continue sharing her knowledge and passion for swimming and is looking forward to another fun filled summer. Go Wavemakers!