Washington Wild Member
Teri has been an all–star Washington Wild member since 2008. Over the past ten years, she has been a regular participant at our Wild Night Out annual dinner and auction. She spent her childhood growing up between both the Los Angeles and Houston metropolitan areas until she moved to the Skagit Valley at age 10. Between tulips, wild and scenic rivers, and views of Mt. Baker, the Pacific Northwest took hold of her. When applying to colleges, she had her choice of schools around the country but ultimately chose the University of Washington, in part, because of the quality of life and natural beauty of the Evergreen State. She currently resides in Snohomish County and works as a principal project manager for a software firm located in Bellevue.
Washington Wild’s leadership role in the designation of the Wild Sky Wilderness near Stevens Pass first connected Teri with the organization. “What makes Washington Wild’s work so compelling for me is the sense of legacy that comes from permanently protecting forest, rivers, trails, and mountain peaks,” said Teri. “These hard-fought protections are not only for us, but an investment that we can pass on to our grandkids’ grandkids.”
A traveler at heart, Teri enjoys exploring new landscapes and cultures, including recent trips to Africa and Europe. “I have been blessed to have incredible opportunities like being on safari in South Africa, snorkeling the Great Barrier reef, visiting the Seychelles, and staying overnight in a medieval castle,” she says, “but at the end of each trip, I get off the plane, take a deep breath, and immediately feel I’m home. The Pacific Northwest is a special place. As I travel, I meet many people who have Pacific Northwest on their bucket lists, wanting to experience our forests, rivers, and coasts. Supporting Washington Wild is an investment in the place I call home.”