Born and raised in Philadelphia, Terri has a BA in interior design from Philadelphia University, formerly the Philadelphia College of Textile and Design, and an MA in nursery through eighth-grade education from Temple University. She has worked at the Marketplace Design Center of Philadelphia; taught at the Simon Gratz Middle School and Adath Israel in Philadelphia, B’nai Israel in Pittsburgh, and Gesher in Atlanta; and has directed early childhood programs at JCCs in Chicago and Nashville.
Terri has two daughters, Ashley, a second-year med student at Jefferson University in Philadelphia; and Hayley, a senior at University of Virginia. Her husband, Howard, is Division Head of the Pediatric Oncology Department at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and her Shitzu, Charlotte, her favorite family member, patiently waits (sleeps) for beach walks while maintaining her Instagram fame.
Terri and family moved to Jacksonville in June of 2017. Her parents and brother and his family live on St. Simon’s Island. “Jacksonville fosters a great sense of community,” Terri says, “people here are very warm and friendly, the beaches are gorgeous, and my family is close. I couldn’t be happier.”
In addition to spending time on the beach, Terri is an avid yogi and lover of literature who plans to soon try kite surfing.
Terri brings a unique understanding of human psychology coupled with an artistic nature and creative spirit to J Turner. She has a special gift for helping others find the right decor to suit their, needs, lifestyle and space.
“I fell in love with the store the minute I walked in the door. The furniture is spectacular, the quality is excellent and the selection is phenomenal. The pieces I purchased for my new home are a perfect addition. I hope that working here I can help others find as much joy in their surroundings as I have in mine.