Teresa was born and raised in Rockford, IL. She graduated from Boylan Catholic High in 1980, and immediately following graduation she moved to Houston, Texas, for a management position for an industrial textile leasing company’s startup operation. She met and married Garrett (Garry) Maylum in 1984. They moved back to Rockford in 1989.
Teresa started working for George E. Bates in 1992, taking on the responsibility of managing the Investment Portfolio/CRM database.
Teresa and Garry have three children and six grandchildren. They love traveling and spending time with their family.