Heather Shaw Fairs
Vice President, General Manager for Saks Fifth Avenue at Town Center Mall, Boca Raton.
Heather grew up in Coral Springs, Florida, after graduating from college, she was recruited to work at Saks Fifth Avenue. Throughout her career with Saks, she has relocated to several stores on both coasts of Florida, as well as spent several years in the Flagship New York City store before settling in Boca Raton 3 years ago.
Seventeen years ago, Heather married the love of her life, Michael Fairs, they are blessed with 12-year-old twins, Sam and Sydney. Another important member of their family is Scout, who is a rescue, Lab terrier mix. When Heather isn’t working, attending community events, or kid’s activities, their family is busy having fun at Disney World and Universal Studios!
Heather prides herself on working for a company that believes in community involvement. She loves the part of her role that allows her to support the many organizations in the Boca market both financially and with her time. Her personal passion is supporting organizations related to children and animals. Currently she serves on the board of Tri-County Animal Rescue and Florence Fuller Development Centers.
When Heather was first asked to participate in the Boca’s Ballroom Battle, she was beyond excited! Learning to ballroom dance is on her bucket list! (And her husband has no interest.) Learning to dance while raising money for a great organization is a no brainer, she thought! Heather loves to dance, but readily admits, she doesn’t know how, not even the Macarena! She was honored to be asked and felt this experience will push her out of her comfort zone and serve as a great example for her kids. Her daughter Sydney has agreed to be her coach and make sure she learns her routine, while raising the most money. In it to win it!