Teresa was born in San Pedro, California, where her father was stationed in the U.S. Navy until 1968. When her father retired from the military, Teresa and her family moved to a small farm in Port Orchard, Washington, near the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, where her father embraced a new position as a boilermaker.
After experiencing a personal, life-altering event, Teresa dedicated her time and energy to helping others. She obtained a degree in human services management from the University of Phoenix and started working with battered women to help them break the cycle of abuse.
In her current role, Teresa works with patients diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, helping them receive medical and legal assistance.
Each day, Teresa finds joy and motivation in brightening others’ days. She aims to minimize the stress her clients are experiencing, and her daily goal is to put a smile on the face of someone going through a difficult time. For Teresa, helping someone laugh — especially when they find it difficult to smile — is extremely rewarding. These small acts of compassion all add up to a positive experience for her clients.
Teresa currently lives near the ocean in North Carolina, where she enjoys gardening in her vast backyard. She also loves tossing a line into the water and relaxing, waiting for the fish to bite — a hobby she picked up from years of being her father’s fishing buddy.
Teresa looks forward to hearing your story and providing you with guidance during this difficult time.