Terri is a lifetime resident of Wisconsin, growing up in Oconomowoc and attending college in Milwaukee. She currently lives in Wauwatosa with her husband, Jim, with whom she shares four daughters and four grandchildren.
Terri developed a love of travel at an early age, pursuing a long and illustrious career in the travel industry as a travel agent and as a travel instructor at MATC and MBTI. A highlight of her career came when she assisted a handsome and charming Sicilian client – who became her husband!
In 2006, when the late Charles Kakuk, Managing Director of Next Act, inquired about whether she or Jim would be interested in serving on the Board of Directors, Terri was intrigued. She saw this opportunity as not only a way to meet interesting new people but also to utilize her strong event planning skills on activities such as Bravo, Next Act’s annual fundraiser. Terri has been a valuable member of the Board of Directors ever since. She is especially proud of being part of the team that brought Next Act into their new home.
Terri and Jim shared a love of live theatre from the start and enjoy attending plays at the Milwaukee Rep, Chamber Theatre and of course, Next Act. Among her favorite shows at Next Act have been KINDERTRANSPORT, MERCY OF A STORM, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR and “all the holiday shows.” Terri feels strongly that Milwaukee’s live theatre needs to be supported. “We have so much talent that needs to be maintained,” she says.
Terri spends countless hours volunteering for a number of organizations and groups hosting everything from auctions and golf outings to “Cookie Walks” and walk/runs. She looks forward to traveling again once the world opens back up and has recently reignited her passion for playing golf.