Terri grew up in the small northern Town of Petawawa, Ontario, Canada. With a military training facility in the backyard, it was a common occurrence to see military tanks driving down the main street or a Chinook helicopter flying overhead. As a Canadian, growing up in a hockey family, she spent a lot of time at the ice rink and learned to figure skate at a very young age. She admits that given the opportunity today, she would have played Ice Hockey instead!
She danced ballet until the age of 12 and was on “point” until she entered middle school and discovered team sports. Basketball and Volleyball seemed way more fun, and she pursued Volleyball at a higher level, playing into her first year at university. While living in the East, the mountains were NOT calling, but she Nordic skied a lot in The Gatineau Park while living in Chelsea, Quebec. She didn’t start downhill skiing regularly until moving to Whistler, Canada, and then fell in love with the mountains. The Rocky Mountains became her heartland, and after 8 moves in 5 years, she settled in Summit County with her family in 1999. She loves the challenge of getting to the top of any mountain, whether it’s ski touring, hiking, or biking, and is always up for the next adventure with her husband and 2 sons.
Terri is mildly claustrophobic; hence learning to Scuba Dive has been her biggest challenge. Her Après drink of choice is a locally brewed hazy IPA, coffee ice cream is her favorite snack, and her spirit animal is a Sea Turtle.