Since being elected as the MLA for Edmonton-Manning in 2015, Heather has proven to have a passion for making Albertan lives better, a dedication that lead to her being re-elected as MLA in 2019. She is also currently the NDP Critic for Agriculture and Forestry.
Before her time as MLA, Heather spent over a decade as a social worker, helping vulnerable Albertans. As a registered social worker in child protection services, Heather focused on working with at-risk youth. She also worked with the Metis Child and Family Services Society.
Heather is a dedicated volunteer and she has been a part of events such as the Vancouver Olympics, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and FIFA Edmonton. She was also chapter Chair for Edmonton and Area Human Services Workers.
Heather and her husband, along with their two dogs, are proud residents of Edmonton-Manning.