Before Warren-Wilson, Heather (Dittmer) Davis served as Director of Community Engagement for All Saints Day School in Carmel, CA. She is a certified trainer for Positive Coaching Alliance (since 2014), facilitating workshops to support the creation of a positive, character-building youth sports environment. Since 2010, Heather has spent summers working with The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy as a lead soccer and leadership coach. She launched a surfing and beach soccer camp in Monterey, CA alongside The Wahine Project in 2019.
From 2014 - 2018, Heather was living in Nashville, TN and working as the Director for Community Engagement for Thistle Farms, a renowned nonprofit supporting women survivors of trauma into healing and independence. From 2010-2014, Heather co-founded a nonprofit organization in Oakland, CA called Upward Roots, which supports youth leadership through service-learning while also serving as the Girls Director at East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club in Moraga, CA. She was the Women's Soccer Assistant at St. Mary's College of CA in the West Coast Conference in 2010-2011. She began her coaching career at UNC-Charlotte from 2008 - 2010 with an Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.
Heather was a 4-year starter on the Women's Soccer Team at Western Carolina University, in the DI-Southern Conference, graduating in 2008. Heather was all-conference consecutive years and led her team to the first ever conference championship and first ever NCAA conference appearance in 2005. She has a dual degree in Business Administration & Spanish Language from Western Carolina. She earned her Masters of Arts in Humanities from San Francisco State University in 2013.
Heather lives in West Asheville with her wife (Kelsey) and their dog (Nicks).