A second-generation native California girl, Terri lived most of her life in the same small town in agricultural Ventura County that she was born in. She and her husband raised their two sons there, while life brought a variety of career paths. She has worked as a self-employed graphic artist, an Assistant Art Director in a large corporation, an Executive Assistant to a movie star, and an Office Manager/Bookkeeper for a manufacturing company. After she and her husband made a trip to Ecuador, they fell in love with Salinas, and moved there in February 2013. She now works on the Island Estates International Marketing Team, helping to put listings on various websites and support the agents however she can.