Heather joined the Lake Area Technical College team in August 2018 as a General Education Human Relations instructor. She is a graduate of Watertown High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Minnesota State University – Mankato and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from SDSU. Previously, Heather worked at the Human Service Agency as an Employment Consultant, at the Department of Social Services as a Social Worker, for the Watertown School District as a Migrant Social Worker and, most recently, as a K-12 School Counselor for the Florence School District. She has a background in sexual and domestic violence advocacy, psychology and mental health, community outreach, and school counseling. Heather and her husband live in Watertown with their two boys. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, health & fitness, volleyball, softball, shopping, being outside, and spending time with family and friends.