Teri grew up on the move, born in Ontario, Canada , she has lived on the west coast and southern parts of Canada, as well as, VT and FL. She now resides in Greensboro NC with husband Charles, and their Russian Blue Cat named Turbo.
Teri's family owns and operates MacDonald Motorsports, a full time NASCAR Busch series team. During the week, Teri can be found in the office, seeking new sponsors, scheduling the teams travel, doing public relations and whatever else needs done. On race weekends, her first responsiblity is as Team Spotter. But she also helps with cooking the crew lunches, and works in the media center doing some press relations. "Being a spotter is the next best thing to be the driver. It is a ton of stress keeping your driver informed and safe while they are traveling at speeds of over 150 miiles per hour" states Teri. During her off time, you can find Teri racing around the local half mile speedway in her super truck. She is hoping to get behind the wheel of the Busch car for a few races in 2005.
Racing is Teri's passion and has been her driving force for many years, but she is interested in many other areas. She has a love for people and enjoys speaking to different age groups regarding her faith, her life and her racing passion. Teri has learnt that priorities and prayer are two of the most important things in life. "God must be our first priority, and we can only learn to put him first by spending time with him in prayer and reading his word, the bible."
Teri is a natural behind the TV camera and has shown her talent to Disney, ABC and many other networks. She hosted Disney's Car Ready, helped produce and host her own show, “Rev it Up” and was co-star on GoodNews Sports. She is always looking for other opportunities to get behind the camera.
Teri has traveled the world. Following her B.Sc. degree from Florida Atlantic University , she and a group of students traveled to Asia for a month to learn about it's history. Teri did her thesis paper on the Chinese Cultural Revolution. When she returned to the USA , she began her Master degree, but has yet to finish it.
Teri's education did not come easy for her. Early on, she struggled with learning disabilities. She had mild dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder. Early on Teri's teachers told her parents not to expect great things from Teri, she just did not have it in her. God had other plans and today Teri is successful in many ways!!
From 1990 to 1999 Teri was a member of the PPG Pace car team. Teri traveled the CART - IndyCar circuit driving the bright colored, highly tuned performance cars, often given guests the rides of their lives. Her favorite race was Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Teri has a spirit of adventure and loves to see the world. She and her husband Charles, spent their honeymood traveling from coast to coast through New Zealand. She has also spent time in Europe and Brazil.
Teri's interest and knowledge of the automobile has positioned her as a free-lance writer and speaker for various newspapers, magazines and television shows. She was just the third female to join AJAC (Automobile Journalist Association of Canada) back in 1994.
In 2004 Teri completed her first of three children's books. She is now waiting and seeking a publishing house and an illustrator. “PUFF” is a small-unwanted pillow that finds love and purpose. “CAR PAINT” is a dream come true for a little car. And “BLUEY BLUE” is about accepting what you cannot change.
While learning about the book industry, Teri became friends with Alive Communications in Colorado, and now this agency in representing Teri. With the help of writers Donna Wallace and Todd Hillard, the trio has prepared to write three books. Alive sent the proposal to nine Publishing houses, and they are currently awaiting a contract.