Teri joined IAM CREST in 1999 as a Project Coordinator and Instructor. Teri has been a Machinists member from District Lodge 24 and Local Lodge 63 since 1976 when she started at Boeing in Portland, Oregon. Teri was an associate Instructor for IAM C.R.E.S.T. for 2 years. She served as a safety representative and a member of the HSI (Health and Safety Institute). She also served on the executive board at District Lodge 24.