Heidi has been working at PlayBall for about 2 years now, but is no stranger to the PlayBall community with her family being a part of the program since 2009: her brother, Jack Suwinski, playing for the Illinois Indians. Heidi grew up in the northwest side of Chicago attending Taft High School and being an athlete herself.
Competitively swimming for 14 years and being captain and MVP of the team for 2 years, while also playing softball for 8 years and being captain and MVP during her senior year. She then started her college journey at Illinois State University playing rugby for 2 years and then making the decision to come back home and finish up at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) still continuing to play rugby. She has also been an employee of Athletico Physical Therapy for almost 3 years working side by side with physical therapists rehabbing a variety of patients from athletes to the elderly. With graduating in December of 2019, she will have a degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and a minor in Disabilities and Human Development.