Heather has always been a creative spirit. She was born and raised in Yankton, South Dakota to a family who supported her every dream. She was a first generation student at the University of South Dakota, where she began to pursue her passions of psychology and art, especially painting. While in college, she traveled to London on an art history trip, Paris, Rome, and Amsterdam on a spring break art exploration, and Portland, Oregon on a health and wellness trip, where she had the opportunity to help homeless populations. It was through her studies, travels, and college job of in-home care for people with disabilities, that she discovered her desire to bring the arts into healthcare settings. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a double minor in art and art history. Now, Heather dabbles in all mediums of artistic expression, including writing, painting, and fashion design. She recently completed her first mural for a counseling service in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she currently lives. She also works with Creative Care LLC to bring wellness through the arts to various populations.