Heather graduated from Walled Lake Central in 2001, playing twice in the State Semifinals. She played two years at Western Michigan and three years at Oakland University. At Oakland she set records in blocking and kills for both a single season and for her career. Heather has coached for 16 years at multiple levels and has coached her 12th season of Varsity at Seaholm with Jason Gambone. Heather has had many players go on to play indoor and sand volleyball at the collegiate level. In 2012, Seaholm reached the MHSAA State Quarterfinals and in 2014 the Regional Finals. She is also a 7th grade Math teacher and mother of Summer and Bryn Gambone. In 2023, Heather is heading into her 8th season with Unified Volleyball.