Heather likely grew up in a wealthy Manhattanite family in New York City. For at least a time, she attended the same school as Kate Bishop, and was three grades ahead of her. Heather eventually married Derek Bishop, a wealthy widower, and Kate's father. The pair were last reported sailing a yacht around the world.
- Heather is only 3 years older than her step-daughter Kate Bishop and the pair literally attended high school together.
- Despite some mild effort on her part, it appears she has a somewhat strained relationship with her stepdaughter.