Some fun facts about Teresa include:
Before working at SharpNet, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’d ever had?
T: Well I have my degree in Metallurgical Engineering, but I would say one of the more interesting jobs I had was in HR. I liked helping people grow in their positions and help them with their benefits. 99% of the people I worked with were great, and the job was rewarding, and then there was the 1% of people that wanted to be pills and made it stressful.
How did you first learn about SharpNet?
T: I learned about it from Kandra, who is the daughter of my church’s pastor. I was at a point where I wanted to change careers, as I was currently working as an admin assistant.
How do you balance your career at SharpNet and your free time?
T: Free time, what’s that? I say that because I also do the books for my husband’s business—he is a local contractor. I also do the books for my church as well. To relax, I do love spending Saturdays watching old black and white movies and enjoying a bowl of popcorn.
How has SharpNet helped you in your career development?
T: It made me realize it is possible to teach old dogs new tricks. I wouldn’t have thought at this point in my life, after having 3-4 careers, that I could pick up something totally new. It is awesome to expand my skillset and even help my son with his own website. It’s great that I can still learn new things.
What is your favorite movie or TV show?
T: Forged in Fire. My husband and I love watching it. A local Challis man competed on the show once too! I also love Tracy & Hepburn movies.
Tell me something about yourself that others may be surprised to know about you.
T: I was the state champion in backstroke in Montana a few years ago when I was like 12, haha. I have always loved being involved with sports.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
T: I already have a superpower because I am a nana. If I could put on my cape and fly down to see my grandbabies, who live 6 hours away, I would do it in the drop of a hat.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
T: My mother told me I was born old—I don’t take risks and I’m not an adrenaline junkie. I am boring and content to be so. I don’t see anything I want to do that I haven’t done already. “I boring” as my granddaughter would say.
Best vacation you’ve been on?
T: Washington DC. I was able to take 2 of my 3 sons and husband. My husband is a small-town man so getting him on plane itself was a feat. I loved being able to share and learn our nation’s history with my kids. It was definitely the most special trip I have taken.
What is something you would like to accomplish in the New Year?
T: I really want to see my mom. I haven’t seen her in 3 years. We haven’t been able to visit and take the grandbabies to see her cause of COVID, so we look forward to planning a family trip this year and getting everyone back together.