Raised in Boggy Bayou and a 1989 graduate of Niceville High School. Heath was a local baseball and football standout while growing up in community. He was instrumental in Niceville High School's first football State Championship as a starting Defensive Back. Heath enlisted in the United States Navy in January of 1990 and performed duties as a Search and Rescue Crewman onboard the SH60B Seahawk helicopter. He departed active duty in 1999 to complete his bachelor’s degree in Workforce, Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2002) and then awarded a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University (2003). While enrolled in his master’s program he was commissioned in the United States Naval Reserves as an Intelligence Officer where he continues to serve today.
Heath and wife Caryn have been married for five years.