Teri is running for a seat on the Board of Selectmen after leading the efforts to create the “Pease Place” all-inclusive playground which was built at the Alegi Recreation Fields in May 2015. As a co-founder and officer of that non-profit community playground committee, Teri spearheaded the fundraising and grant application process, working collaboratively with Town departments, commissions, and other non-profits to realize the dream of many in our community to have a playground that children of all abilities can enjoy. In 2016, Teri was appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve on the Committee on the Use of Publicly Owned Property (CUPOP) where she is currently engaging in the work of the committee to study and make recommendations regarding the space needs of various town departments in the former Center School and surrounding municipal buildings.
Teri is a human resources consultant with Human Capital Consulting, LLC and was previously employed with CentrPort, and Renaissance Worldwide. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Management from Tulane University. Teri and her husband Paul moved to Woodbridge in 2002. Their two sons are students at Beecher Road School, and their daughter attends Amity Middle School — Bethany.
Teri volunteers with many community organizations, including Camp Laurelwood, Congregation B’nai Jacob, and Foster Dogs NYC. She previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Congregation B’nai Jacob, as well as Gan Hayeled Preschool. Teri is an active member of the PTO at Beecher Road School. She has also been a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, since 2000. Teri stays active playing tennis and skiing. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and cheering on her kids at various sports events. She is also involved with several animal rescue organizations.
Teri says, “I want to encourage other young families in town to become involved and actively participate in our town. Democracy isn’t a spectator sport. If you want to change something, improve something or be a part of something, you have to get involved!”