Heather joined the SLI team in May of 2019 as a Targeted Case Manager. She graduated from Capital City High School and attended classes at both Washburn University and Kansas State University.
Heather has an extensive background in the developmental disability field. She has worked as a Program Specialist for Voc Rehab and also worked at TARC for 18 years as a Direct Care Professional, Training Coordinator and Employment Program Coordinator. Heather spent 10 years doing part-time in-home supports, working with individuals with autism and behavioral needs. In addition, she worked for five years as a Process Server for the Sheriff’s Office. Heather is a certified Sexual Health Educator, with a training and working background in HIV/STD Prevention and Counseling.
Heather chose to work at SLI because of the previous experiences she had with SLI clients and the positive programming. The opportunity to work with a stand-out professional team and being able to work with a variety of people lead her to SLI. What she most enjoys is seeing the clients every day, hearing their stories, seeing them succeed and helping where she can. Heather said, "Seeing clients succeed in everything they want to do is the most enjoyable part, even if it something some of us would consider a relatively small victory. Every day brings new challenges, and opportunities to learn." She learns as much from clients as they learn from her.
When Heather is not working, she enjoys reading. She also buys, repairs, and resells vintage jewelry and is a self-proclaimed big-time thrifter. She enjoys thrift stores, flea markets, antique shops and often takes weekend road trips to check out stores in other towns.