San Francisco, CA, USA
Songwriting for her began at an early age and she was delighted to be in a stable of lyricists & songwriters for Narada Michael Walden, a five-time Grammy-winning producer who showed her a bit about the top tier of the entertainment industry. She also produced a promo video for his Angel, Moon, & Stars song. She has also taught Voice for California Music Studios in San Diego; and was invited as one 300 out of 1500 up-and-coming artists by A&R mogul, Tim Sweeney, to his Music Strategies Conferences on a couple occasions. She also coaches other performers & speakers with voice & stage presence, as well as navigating the entertainment industry in its rapidly changing landscape, including Comedy. As a Coach she really zeroes in quickly on what a performer needs to refine their delivery.
In the Film/Video/TV arena, she has produced a variety of 30m – 2hr videos, self-help, entertainment, and documentary-style, including a “blendo layer” for Billy Idol’s Cyber tour with Brett Leonard [ Lawn Mower Man’s & Virtuosity] and the whole Bonus Tribe. Boy, what creative synergy! Pushing the edge of creative minds! Her GODDESS TV SHOW Radiance thru Dance Meditation received amazing letters of appreciation from viewers who told her that she saved them from the dark shadows of their psyche, even saying that her show stopped them from committing suicide. She is currently in development with a various tele- & screenplays.
Very entertaining for Teresa has also been participating in six Burning Man events: the first time she was asked to be lead dancer for the “Parade to the Burn” with Fantuzzi, other times she was in a film, Water Woman, another time, a Lounge singer, or a Goddess Healer, and other creative identities. She loves being an artist and wants the world to know, we must celebrate artists everywhere!
In the art world, she was assistant art director for the Mark Reuben Gallery on Union Street in SF for a few years and loved working with artists, orchestrating receptions, etc.
“Born in California, I was raised near Washington DC, an ever-present reminder of civic responsibilities and the importance of freedom, honor & integrity. I grew up with three brothers; my parents met in Japan, having come from different North American coasts. My mother’s family is pure Italian & my father’s family is English, Irish, & Scottish. At Catholic schools from K-12, I found Theology, French, Art, & Dance were my favorite subjects.
With a B.A. in Liberal & Expressive Arts from Sonoma State University, a landmark in the humanistic psychology movement, I have spent my career in the fields of hi-tech, healing, and creative arts. Learning first-hand the importance of wellness management, an entrepreneurial spirit, and authentic self-expression, I’ve created more than 200 Personal & Professional Development programs for Fortune 100 senior executives & others interested in Personal Transformation. I’ve spent many years studying what it means to be a happy, healthy, focused, prosperous, & awakened human being. My time living abroad in France & Switzerland has also been very instrumental in giving me a broader view of who I am on planet Earth.For years, I kept going back and forth between top tier music & film projects, techno shaman tribal events, corporate consulting gigs, and the bi-coastal art worlds of New York, San Francisco, & Los Angeles. After a work-related injury caused a major detour, I found the need to deepen my awareness of Life on every level, re-arrange my priorities, so this precipitated a whole new journey for me.In addition to my Personal Transformation programs, I also have over 100 books, 30 CDs, and 15 screenplays in various stages of completion. My content development seems prolific and I love the new opportunities to provide titles through a variety of platforms. With the advent of social media, my conceptual model is morphing to evolve with the new tools & it’s very exciting. Interactive media, ascension studies, performance art, inspiring others, music, & film all remain at the forefront of my creative vision. Writing seems to flow endlessly. You may read my book titles in my Notes here on FB.WAKING UP as a SPIRITUAL BEING is my forth-coming book about finding your spiritual path, cultivating your divine essence on that journey, & understanding what self-realization & nirvana mean in the 21st Century.”