Heather writes for publications such as Australian Vogue, Marie Claire, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Playboy, C California Style, The Hollywood Reporter, and Bon Appétit, where she was wine and spirits editor from 2004 to 2011.
Prior to joining Bon Appétit, she was senior style editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine. As an editor, she has collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and New York Times bestselling authors. Heather has been a judge at numerous wine and chef competitions, served as a James Beard Restaurant Awards judge, and appears on TV and radio, ranging from Hell's Kitchen to NPR's Morning Edition. She was launch editor for the Elizabeth Street iPad apps, a series of international city guides, which received press in Vogue, Vanity Fair, WWD and the Los Angeles Times. Other corporate clients include Brooks Brothers, Condé Nast Traveler, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Heather grew up in Napa Valley, and worked at local wineries after graduating from UC Davis. She has also lived in Oxford, England, and Paris, France, where she studied at the Sorbonne. She received her MFA in Writing from Otis College of Art and Design. She is a longtime Support Council Member for UCLA’s Rape Treatment Center and a volunteer with Freedom for Immigrants. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their two boys and a beloved Brittany spaniel. Heather is currently an adjunct instructor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.