Theresa has been with Kent Youth and Family Services since 1991. She was born in Yukon Territories, Canada and relocated with her family to Washington when she was only six months old. Attending K-12 grade in the Highline School District, Theresa calls South King County her home.
In 1985 Theresa earned a Bachelors Degree from Eastern Washington University. She has been the Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program Center Director since 1999. In addition, she acted as the Outreach Program Manager coordinating the efforts of the public housing program for twelve years. In 2008, Theresa adopted two foster children, two and four years, who have been living with her since they were infants.