Teresa is currently a PhD student in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She is also faculty for GP RED, a national non‐profit firm focused on providing research and education for health, recreation, and land management agencies, and the Director of their Healthy Communities Research Group. In addition, she’s still the CEO and Founder of GreenPlay, LLC, a management consulting and planning firm that works nationally with parks, recreation, and related organizations, which she began in Colorado in 1999. Teresa’s career has included over 25 years of private and non‐profit business management and teaching, along with six years as an administrator and practitioner for three different public agencies. She believes that working as a researcher, consultant, and educator allows her to combine her entrepreneurial spirit with a public sector heart to help communities thrive.
Teresa teaches around the world, and conducts master and strategic planning, feasibility and needs assessment projects, partnership facilitation, and consults on overall operations and policies analysis. Teresa’s work has been instrumental in helping to develop nationally acclaimed innovations such as the Pyramid Cost Recovery Methodology and Composite‐Values Method (CVM) for Level of Service Analysis. Teresa is an Accreditation Visitor Chair for CAPRA, past Vice‐Chair on the Board of Regents for the Pacific Revenue and Marketing School, and the Chair of the Management Commission for the World Leisure Organization.