Stewart was born the fourth child in a military family. Raised in an environment of change and challenges, Heather soon learned the significance of nurturing friendships and embracing people. Although Heather's formal education is in psychology with guidance specialties, teaching, and human rights training, she feels it is her work with young people, including college students, that is the most rewarding and informative.
Her work as a college level lecturer and counselor offers the background for personal development and continued growing awareness of the needs of our youth. During these years, Heather and her husband, Ron, became parents to two bright, active and inquisitive boys. These years afforded the greatest personal development that brought the biggest challenges she ever faced. In her words, “I had to be torn down as an individual in order to be raised as an understanding parent.”