Heidi is grateful to devote most of her life to mothering five energetic children. After marrying her wonderful husband, Garry, she graduated from Brigham Young University, where she studied and worked in the health science field. Heidi accompanies a women's singing group and plays volleyball for fun. She recently summited Pikes Peak, the 14-er closest to her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Heidi and Garry also run a non-profit organization called For the Love that supports foster children in their city.
Heidi's relationships and activities are colored by bipolar disorder. Over the years she has learned to manage symptoms and be grateful for periods of stability. Accepting and embracing her illness is a perpetual challenge, but she wakes up every day and tries again.