Teresa was born and raised in Powell River BC. After graduating High school she received a certificate in the chef training program from Malaspina College in Powell River and studied Theatre at Malaspina College(now VIU) in Nanaimo.
Teresa moved to Port Alberni in 2005, joined Portal Players, and started teaching theatre for young actors. In 2009 she received her certificate in ECCE, became a preschool teacher, and opened a children’s theatre program with her twin sister, “STAGES Youth Theatre” at the Capitol Theatre. Finding an exciting outlet to help youth express their creativity is very important to Teresa.