Teri was invited to help secure the funding necessary for the new Lake Chelan Community Center because of her leadership role in the Eastside Community Center in East Tacoma. She has seen firsthand what a community treasure the Eastside Center has become over the past five years of operations.
She has dedicated her career to philanthropy in order to improving the living conditions and quality of life of others. Most recently she served as Executive Director of Tacoma Parks Foundation and before that she worked for more than eight years as the Vice President in the Office of Philanthropy for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. She also served for Pacific Lutheran University in Corporate, Foundations and Government Relations for nearly a decade, and worked on the Seattle Public Library Campaign.
In addition to serving those who need us the most, she says her heart also belongs to her adopted daughter and husband of 25 years along with a variety of animals over the years.