Retired and living in Washington since 2005, Teri lived on the Kettle River for 8 years where she spent many hours walking in the woods, gardening, motorcycle riding, sleeping late and watching the river go by. Health necessitated a move to Spokane where she has lived since 2013. In 2016, Teri met Susan Kim, Owner of Reflections Stained Glass Studio, and developed an interest in Stained Glass. The techniques required were too physically taxing and she soon learned the beauty of broken glass and the flexibility it allows in mosaic. What began as a distraction quickly became her obsession.