Strategic broker, skilled collaborator, and innovative business woman who has proven to be a leader of leaders.
Every aspect of Terri’s life is intricately woven together in one identity and purpose. Servant leadership. No matter what roles or responsibilities she has in front of her as a formerly licensed caregiver (foster, kinship and adoptive parent), a former national-level athletic coach, a community leader, or as a Professor at Sam Houston State University, God has entrusted in her a heart to lead through serving others.
In these positions of servant leadership, she has had the privilege of being a part of some of Texas’ “best practices” in foster care, competitive sports and education.
In addition, Terri has extensive experience in motivational and public speaking with a wide range of topics suitable for workshops/conferences, for educators, business leaders, athletes, parents and foster care audiences.
In 2015, Terri was presented the “Lifetime Legacy Award” by Texas DFPS and was nominated into the Texas Woman’s Hall of Fame by Governor Rick Perry for her leadership in community collaborations; specifically, for the collaborative and bridging efforts of our community’s foster care stakeholders, private sector, and the faith-based community.
Finally, among the many honors and accomplishments attributed to Terri, she describes her most valued as “I am most proud of the love that exists between my husband Pat and me. Through 33 years of marriage, life has attempted to ravage our home, family, health and security; however, together we have known no greater healing or security than our love for one another.”