Heather was born in Ohio, but spent most her life growing up in Chattanooga, TN. She spent three years at a private university in Chattanooga before transferring to Union College in Lincoln, NE to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant studies. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004. After graduation, she moved to Guam to work as a missionary in a medical clinic for six months. Her time was divided between urgent care, family practice and women’s health. She spent 5 years working in a large family practice office in Chattanooga before meeting her husband, Rob, and moving to the Greenville area in early 2011. Prior to joining Dr. Mathias at Covenant Internal Medicine, she worked with a local endocrinologist gaining specialized training in diabetes and thyroid disorders. Heather’s passions include her family, being involved in her church, practicing medicine, community service, and traveling.