Heather believes in the American dream because she is living it.

Heather Bauer is a small business owner and an information technology project manager. She earned her master’s degree at the University of South Carolina in media arts. 

Heather is one of four children raised by a single mother with the help of public assistance. One of her earliest memories was watching the family home, a single-wide trailer, burn when she was four. 

Since she was a child, Heather saved her money, worked hard at school, and trained to earn a spot on the volleyball team. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania on a volleyball scholarship. In 2007 she moved to Columbia to pursue her master’s degree at the University of South Carolina and made Columbia home.  

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Heather loves Columbia’s arts community. She is a member of many local boards, worked in the non-profit space, and contributed to local tech startups. 

In 2015, she started Warrior Fitness and Martial Arts that fulfills her lifelong passion for health and wellness. 

Heather has a passion for Columbia and loves living in the Rosewood neighborhood. She fights for a South Carolina where every child who works hard has the same opportunity she has had. 

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