Heidi graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Communications, and spent her professional career as a teacher, coach and mentor in both Memphis, TN and Houston, TX. Through her work in education and various volunteer opportunities, Heidi was inspired to create a platform wherein she and Shane could help further the education of at-risk students. As a result, the Battier Take Charge Foundation was established in 2010, with the goal of encouraging and inspiring a new generation of potential leaders through education opportunities and the cultivation of effective leadership skills. Take Charge has grown their programming to support outstanding young scholars in Miami, Houston, Detroit, and Camden, NJ, with Heidi serving as the Chief Program Officer overseeing academic efforts.
Natives of Birmingham, MI, Heidi and Shane now live in Coral Gables with their children, Zeke and Eloise. In addition to her responsibilities with Take Charge, Heidi has taken an active role volunteering with Ransom Everglades, St. Thomas Episcopal School and Women of Tomorrow.