Teresa was born and raised in Rockford. She graduated from Boylan and immediately following graduation moved to Houston, Texas, for a management position in an industrial textile leasing company’s startup operation. She met and married Garrett (Garry) Maylum, and they moved back to Rockford in 1989. Teresa lost Garry in 2021 to a courageous battle against cancer, but she is very thankful for her three children and six grandchildren. She loves traveling and spending time with her family.