GET TO KNOW TERESA 

An Experienced, Committed Leader for Carlsbad

For the past decade I have been fortunate to call Carlsbad my home. In this community, I founded a business, raised a child, taught community college classes, and volunteered for a variety of non-profit causes. I am running for City Council to preserve and improve upon the quality of life we enjoy by focusing on infrastructure, environmental stewardship, and public safety. My 20 years working with government and 10 years as a small business owner equip me with the skills and the expertise we need to get things done. When I serve you as Councilmember from District 4, I will have an open mind and open ears for every Carlsbad citizen so together we can ensure our community is one in which we are consistently proud to live and work. 

Below is more information about my business background, leadership experience, and community involvement.

 EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 Business

  • Small business owner in Carlsbad

  • Graduate of Pepperdine (MBA), USC (Bachelor's)

  • Professor of Business, MiraCosta College (Fmr.)

  • Specialist in building business, nonprofit and government partnerships

 Leadership

  • Institute for Local Government – Board Member

    • Vice Chair of the Board

    • Chair, Marketing Committee 

  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce – Active Member 

    • Chair, Technology Advisory Committee 

    • Co-Chair, Government Affairs Committee 

  • MAAC Project – Board Member (Fmr.)

    • Chair, Audit and Compliance Committee (Fmr.)

  • Vice President of National Charity League, Del Sol Chapter (Fmr.)

  • San Diego Union-Tribune – Community Advisory Board Member (Fmr.)

 Community

  • Mother of Sage Creek HS graduate currently attending UC Santa Cruz

  • Volunteer for Carlsbad city events and Senior Center

  • Volunteer for Surfrider Foundation

  • Member and volunteer mentor of MANA de San Diego

  • Member of Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

  • Member of Sage Creek Foundation Board (Fmr.)

 Trainings

  • HOPE Leadership Institute Graduate

  • Center for Creative Leadership Latina Leaders Program Graduate

  • Carlsbad Citizens Academy Graduate

  • San Diego County Water Authority Academy Graduate

 Awards

  • Recipient of numerous volunteer recognition awards

  • 2017 Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Technology Advisory Committee Member of the Year

  • 2018 Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee Member of the Year  

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