Tuesday, July 12, 2005

bit of a bio


here's the short bio I used for the first skills building workshop . I heard that a great time was had by all at the second, sorry I couldn't make it. I hope to be giving another blogging workshop for the Fall workshop.

Terri was born in Harlem in 1958, grew up in Queens and Manhattan, attended the High School of Music & Art as a voice and piano major, went to Fordham University for 2 years as an English major, was Manager, then Director of Business Affairs for CBS Records International for 10 years, was General Manager of Paisley Park Music for 2 years. Left the corporate world to run a non-profit, Medius Entertainment, whose mandate was to promote cultural exchange by bringing excellent Japanese underground bands to the US. After almost 11 years of artist management (Pizzicato Five, Buffalo Daughter, FEED), Terri and her business partner decided the music business was moving in too mercenary a direction, and they moved into bi-cultural multimedia production and brand management.

Terri wrote the Kobunsha – released “Bush in Wonderland”, in 2003, and voted for the first time in the 2004 presidential election. She is a diehard Howard Dean Democrat, who, inspired by the campaign, has become politically active in a number of organizations:
Democrats Abroad Japan (current co-chair, with Brent O'Leary)
Progressive Caucus of Democrats Abroad - in formation (communications officer)
AfricanAmericansforDemocracy (steering committee member)

She is determined to turn active citizenship into something that attracts people who are apathetic about politics, and gets them to stay involved in the ways that fit them best.