Heather graduated from H.B. Plant High School in Tampa in 2005. After high school, Heather attended the University of Florida in Gainesville. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Minors in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership for Non-Profit Organizations. While at the University of Florida Heather stayed busy with an internship at the Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville, and leadership positions in Pi Beta Phi Sorority including Standards Board Representative and Philanthropy Event Producer raising over $15,000 for charity.
After graduating from the University of Florida Heather returned near the Tampa Bay area to attend Law School at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport. While at Stetson Heather was the Vice President of Florida Association of Women Lawyers at Stetson, a Representative and Elections Committee Chair for the Student Bar Association, and a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society.
Heather graduated from Stetson in May of 2012 in the top 1/3 of her class with a J.D./M.B.A. dual degree, an Advocacy Certificate of Concentration, and Leadership Certificate. Additionally, Heather earned the Doyle Conflict High Grade Award for earning the high grade in her Negotiation and Mediation class at Stetson. Within her M.B.A program Heather was on the Deans List for Spring 2012, and studied abroad in Innsbruck Austria traveling to Italy, France, Monaco, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
While in law school Heather took her first case to trial in her 3rd year of law school as a Certified Legal Intern for the Public Defender Office of the 6th Judicial Circuit. Heather also participated in the AAJ Civil Trial Competitions hosted by Stetson AAJ in which she was awarded Best Advocate in a Preliminary Round in 2010 and Most Professional Team in 2011. Heather also began working as a student Law Clerk for Timothy G. Anderson, P. A. in June of 2010 and continued through her law school graduation. Heather enjoyed her Law Clerk work doing legal research, writing complaints, motions, and memoranda of law, and observing various legal proceedings, but is enjoying her transition to Attorney at Timothy G. Anderson, P. A. even more.
Heather is currently a member of Florida Justice Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Heather enjoys volunteering, specifically she enjoyed volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters in GuIfport during her 3rd year of law school. Also in her free time Heather enjoys practicing yoga, going to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater/Sarasota beaches, bicycle rides, and traveling to Gainesville to watch Gator Football.