Teresa founded GreenPlay LLC in 1999 and continues as CEO of the firm, leading completion of over 450 community master plans and related planning efforts around the U.S.
She is also secretary, lead faculty, and director of the Healthy Communities Research Group for GP RED.
Teresa has been integral in the research, quality, recommendations, and implementation of innovations for the field of parks and recreation.
She recently finished her PhD at NC State University in Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management while working full-time, and continues to teach and help update curricula there and for other universities.
She also teaches and researches best practices in agency administration and planning for national and state conferences and individual agencies.
She was previously Curriculum Chair for the Reitz Marketing and Revenue School Planning and Management Institute.
She is also an Official Visitor Chair for the Commission on Accreditation for Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
Teresa has been a primary author and editor for both the 2nd and 3rd editions of this guide.