Retired Retail Executive, Doxie Mom, Artist, Avid Reader
Terri is a graduate of King University, Bristol, TN where she earned a BA in Economics.
Terri's career began as a retail store manager, and her gifts were best used for the remodeling of existing or building of new stores from design to operational units. Over her career she offered her gifts for amazing team-building, merchandising excellence, and operational success with over ten different retail chains. Her experience also moved her to the corporate buying offices where she served as a Merchandise Analyst and Associate Buyer.
Later, Terri left retail and worked in Administration as the "Director of First Impressions" with a real estate company and later, as Executive Assistant to the President of a regional property management company that specialized in golf course operations.
Terri is now retired and focuses on: her health and vitality, adventure travel, and painting. Terri is an avid reader, loves being a "Dog Mom" to her dachshunds Tyson and Oscar, and she works tirelessly to keep Eric grounded.
Professional Pilot, Flight Instructor, Volunteer Military Chaplain, retired Episcopal Priest
Eric is a graduate of The University of the South (Sewanee) where he earned an MDiv (Masters of Divinity), and East Tennessee State University where he earned a BBA in Management.
Eric's career includes a decade of work as a Retail Executive (Corporate Buyer and Store Operations Manager). He left retail to pursue a career in aviation, but wound up serving nearly two decades in ministry (Diocesan and Parochial calls) and military chaplaincy (USAF Auxiliary-CAP). Eric has pursued his dream of flying and has spent a lifetime as a pilot (Commercial Pilot/Flight Instructor).
In 2022, Eric retired early from ministry after serving as Canon in the Diocese of Oklahoma and Southwest Florida, but continues to serve as a military chaplain in Civil Air Patrol, currently working as as Deputy Chief of the Chaplains.
Eric returned to his passion of flying in early retirement, and now flies professionally for a Part 135 airline, serving as a First Officer on the Embraer Phenom 300.
Terri and Eric now reside in their home state of Florida.
Oscar and Tyson
Miniature Dachshunds, Fur Babies, Love of our Lives, adventure travelers.
Terri and Eric raised dachshunds as children and our obsession and passion for this smart, tenacious, and happy breed continues today. They raised four doxies together and our current doxie family is a handful. Tyson is an 11 year old, smooth hair, Black and Tan male. They adopted him at 2 years old and he quickly became a part of our family. Oscar is a two year old, long-haired Black and Tan male. They adopted him as a pup at 8 weeks old and now, he has taken over the house. The boys love to travel with Eric and Terri, and they especially tagged along on all their former RV adventures.