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Heather Russell

Parent Representative 


Heather grew up in Knoxville, TN where she attended college at Pellissippi State Community College.  Heather has experience in hotel management.  She worked for Residence Inn by Marriott in Knoxville and Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Atlanta, GA.  


Heather moved to the Copper Basin area in 2000.  She is the Sales Manager for Preferred Medical Products, LLC in Ducktown, TN.  


Heather’s greatest achievement is her children: 2 sons, a daughter and her stepdaughter.  She and her husband Danny have a blended and well loved family. 


Heather’s youngest son was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism.  At the time there were no programs in place to help guide parents in Copper Basin.  Heather became her son’s best advocate. She conducted extensive research on how to best support and advocate for her son in school and now college.  Heather worked closely with doctors, speech therapists, occupational therapist and school counselors for IEPs to make sure he has had every advantage to be able to excel not only in school but in daily life skills.  


Collin is now getting ready for his 3rd year of college.  He enjoys living on campus with his roommates.  Collin has a job on campus and excels academically.  He is home for the summer and works a second job.  Collin has achieved every goal he has set for himself thus far in life.


Heather, Danny, family and dogs really enjoy camping as a hobbie.  Heather holds a leadership postion at Epworth United Methodist Church.  She is here to support other parents.

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