Member Spotlight: Heather

JLA Member Heather

Name: Heather Summers

League role/ position: Gala co-chair and Financial Strategies Committee Member

Number of years in the Junior League: 7

Have you been a member of other junior leagues?

Yes, Junior League of Greenville in South Carolina

Tell us a little bit about where you work:

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for almost 10 years but I’m rarely at home. Prior to having children I was a Sheriff’s Deputy. People that didn’t know me then have a hard time imagining me wearing a uniform and carrying a gun.

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I grew up in South Carolina. I moved to Maryland in December after my husband was transferred.

Tell us a little about your educational background:

Winthrop University–a small liberal arts school. I have a BA in Psychology and a Masters of Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina.

Favorite hobbies?

I refinish and paint furniture to sell at vintage markets. I spend a lot of time at auctions and “junking.”

What about family?

My husband was also a deputy. We met while working. We have never had a “normal” schedule. He is now a Secret Service Agent assigned to the Biden family. We have two boys, Carter and Gavin.

Tell us something unique.

I participated in an exchange program at a police academy in Russia.

Finish this sentence: Being a member of Junior League inspires me . . . to give back.

Why do you love Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.?

I love to be with other women who are passionate about the mission of JLA and doing what they can to make an impact on the community.

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