Heather grew up in Hutchinson and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 2006. She then attended St. Cloud State University. Heather married Ryan Finnell in 2012. Together they share 4 children, Skylyn, Tuker, Maverick, and Callie. They reside in Hutchinson. She is a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Heather enjoys camping, spending time with her family and friends, her 2 dogs, Cuddyer and Yukon, volunteering, traveling, watching sports, and being outdoors.