Hometown: Aumsville, Oregon. It’s a small town outside of Salem. It’s off of Hwy 22, which is on the way to Eastern Oregon (Detroit, Sisters, Bend)…so you’ve might have passed it, and just missed it by a blink! 😉
Favorite place ever lived: I am an Oregonian, born and raised. I have lived in a small city and the big city, and for me it’s hard to choose a favorite! The Fashion designer in me of course loves Portland, but my Tomboy side loves the small town. So… both!
What is the one thing you’d tell a newcomer about Portland? Don’t let anything you see on the streets surprise you! Always expect the unexpected!
Favorite hobby or crafty talent: I would say Body Painting & Special Effects. I went to school for Apparel Design. Since then, I have started a journey from designing “ready to wear” to designing costumes and custom clothing. This journey has included an amazing apprenticeship with Body paint by Numbers. It was there where I fell in love with the world of Special Effects, and I hope to continue to learn and grow with it!
Favorite family tradition: Every Christmas we would watch a short movie called “I Wish for Wings that Work”, an Opus & Bill cartoon. It’s just a time to sit back and laugh!!
Favorite seasons: Summer & Fall: Summer for all the amazing sunshine, camping, camp fires, BBQ’s, and….Brewfests!! Fall, one word….HALLOWEEN!!! COSTUMES, HORROR MOVIES, and…OK, hot apple cider, and the beautiful colors autumn brings!
Guilty pleasures: Starting my mornings drinking coffee and watching Golden Girls!! Then ending my day drinking a glass of wine or beer and watching Star Trek…..Next Generation!!
Best little kid photo of you ever: A picture of me when I was about 2 yrs old wearing my dad’s (XL) leather motorcycle jacket over my head like a cape with my “scary/ monster face”!!
Fave holiday: HALLOWEEN. Did I mention I like Halloween? Haha! Love all the horror & the candy!! As well as the Party my family always has!
Fave thing to cook or eat: Oooo….that’s hard because I really do enjoy cooking & eating!! Umm, the best memories would be either Apple Crisp from my Grandparents farm they used to have, or Blackberry Cobbler!
Best thing about resale: You get the best of both worlds….the amazing fashion without the heartbreaking price of “brand new”!
Stop by either location to get the dish on everything from sewing to sinew from Terra! We’re so lucky to have her on our HWGA Team. And if you need style advice from a designer consignment expert, read what a customer Heather N. recently wrote us about Terra:
“Terra blew me away with her help! She helped me not only buy clothes, but revise my sense of myself, in a beautiful way!”