Director, Operations & Finance
As someone who has always been committed to the education of children, Terri is passionate about our mission. She joined the Fortress staff in the fall of 2005 as a part-time bookkeeper, and has also served as the preschool director and the program director. She was named Executive Director in early 2012. Terri attended Texas Tech University and received a BBA in Accounting in 1979, and more recently a Graduate Academic Certificate in Volunteer and Community Resource Management from the University of North Texas in Denton.
Terri has been married to Jeff since 1979 and has four adult daughters and four grandchildren: Dakota, Mackenzie, Hadley and Carson.. She loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time gardening and baking. Terri has recently rekindled an old hobby, quilting.
Terri excels at program design and implementation, and uses those skills to bless the kids at Fortress. She really enjoys watching Fortress kids respond to the many community volunteers that work in the programs on a daily basis. It is fun to watch the relationships build and close personal relationships develop through the year as groups spend time together.