Teri grew up in Saanichton, and in the Mount Newton Valley. Teri has 25 years of experience in the public service working with both youth and adults in the correctional system.
With a passion for issues related to mental health, addiction and homelessness, Teri has worked on numerous initiatives and programs to assist offenders in breaking the cycle.
Teri has visited San Patrignano, Italy, and believes that all people have the capacity for change, given the right circumstances. Teri is the Warden of the Nanaimo Correctional, which proudly operates the only Therapeutic Community addiction treatment program within a correctional centre in Canada.