A native of eastern North Carolina, Heather is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southern New Hampshire University. Heather believes that, to live a fulfilling life, one must have empathy, approach others with an unconditional positive regard, and establish a sense of community and togetherness. These values helped guide her to the field of mental health and continue to aid and encourage her in her educational and personal endeavors. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her loved ones (humans and non-humans), reading, crafting, writing, cooking and baking, and fishing with her dad and nephew! Heather loves having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many as a Registered Behavior Technician.