Terri was born in Baker City and Eastern Oregon provides the inspiration for her work. She works in a variety of mediums including pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor, and clay. Known primarily for her landscapes, she also paints still lifes, portraits, and decoys. Her ceramic pieces and sculpture vary from humorous to functional.
Terri completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon and her Masters in Education at Eastern Oregon University. She has taught art at all grade levels including adult classes. Currently she devotes full time to her art, but continues to do art programs for local schools.