Heather began her training in Krav Maga in 2001 with Krav Maga Worldwide in Los Angeles. After training under John Whitman, founder of Krav Maga Alliance, she began teaching for him in 2007 in Culver City Los Angeles. Heather decided to pursue teaching Krav Maga when she moved to Santa Fe from Los Angeles in 2010.
She has been a fitness instructor since age 16 and is ACE, ACSM, and NASM nationally certified. She holds an MA in psychology, was a Reebok Master Trainer, and was featured in SELF, HEALTH, Oxygen, Marie Clair, and Shape magazines and most recently has had fitness articles published in the New Mexico Sun and Santa Fe New Mexican.