Teri holds a BA and an MA from the University of Ottawa and is the current Coordinator for the Scriptwriting and Performing Arts programs at Algonquin College. She is often onstage, on the big screen, or filling in at CBC TV and radio. She has sung in many local bands and knows the importance of the arts in a community. To her, Ottawa Grassroots Festival is filling in an important gap in the busy festival city of Ottawa. The students in the Performing Arts program have partnered with OGF for a few years now and it is a highlight of their educational experience.
Teri lives on a farm in southern Ottawa with her husband and her son.