Moving 10 times in 17 years while living overseas in Hong Kong, England, and Singapore, taught Teresa how to keep her home “move ready.” Over the years, it became common for her children to leave one apartment in the morning and come home to another apartment, fully set up and feeling like home, in the afternoon. While renovating one apartment, Teresa’s family spent 7 months in an 800 square foot apartment where she allowed each family member to bring only one box. Her family still says that was the best place they ever lived, as they realized how little they really needed.
Teresa is a school psychologist and in September 2000 founded Hong Kong Academy, a grass roots startup where she was responsible for every aspect of the school and its staff. With the tight budget of a self-funded new venture, Teresa implemented organizational systems that enabled students to excel and structured a streamlined environment for students, staff, and parents.
After conquering the management of her personal health issues, Teresa has become an expert in the area of wellness, utilizing her knowledge of medical organization techniques to help individuals and their loved ones with chronic or short term health issues. As a school psychologist, she also works with both students and parents to organize their home learning environments to maximize academic success.Since moving back to her hometown of Long Island in 2008, Teresa has served on the boards of several charitable organizations, raised her two children, now 21 and 24, and become an empty nester with her husband, Jon.