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Meet Our Board Members - Teresa Daniels

5 May 2022 — 2 min read

Name and Board Title

Teresa Daniels, Board Member

 What city do you call home?

Due to Florida being where my son, Tristen, was born, I call New Port Richey my home.

Tell us a little bit about your background – personal and/or professional.

I am 1 of 3 kids, the middle child. II ham blessed to have both of my parents still on this Earth.  I did not go to college after high school, so I have worked many jobs. All of them in customer service like: Hospitality, Administration, Animal Hospitals, Retail and Retail Management, Office Management, Law Firm, and a Judicial Assistant. I am very sensitive, compassionate, loyal, friendly, hardworking, and organized. I love to dance, sing, and do all sorts of activities.  I have an AA, degree in Music. I had one child at 31 years old. My son, Tristen, died by suicide on 4/14/14. He was 18years old. After his death I became his voice. I became a volunteer with AFSP in  2017. I am a Field Ambassador, a Co-Chair for the Pasco County Out of the Darkness Walk. I am a Healing Conversations volunteer and an International Survivors of Suicide Day Facilitator.  I am a Survivor! I am a fighter!

Where did you grow up?

Dayton, Ohio

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I love to dance, walk, Hang Glide, sing, go on hikes and visit places I have never been before.

What might someone be surprised to learn about you?

That I love to learn and that I hate being bored. I am obsessed with time!

 Why did you become involved with AFSP? 

I became his voice. I became a volunteer with AFSP in 2017. I am a Field Ambassador, a Co-Chair for the Pasco County Out of the Darkness Walk. I am a Healing Conversations volunteer and an International Survivors of Suicide Day Facilitator. I have an ASSIST Certification a T4T Training, Talks Saves Lives, Tabling events, Walks and Campus Walks.

What was your first introduction to AFSP?

The Pasco Out of the Darkness Walk in 2015

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What is one of the most important things you would share with the community about AFSP?

The sense of acceptance and community. 

Anything else you’d like to share?

AFSP has been a Lifesaver

What are three unexpected items on your desk?

A bottle of Coca Cola, a feather duster. Sorry I told you I was organized, there is not a third thing! LOL

Do you have a hidden talent?

I can relate to anyone, songs, and movies lyrics, sayings, isms etc... to any experience in life. 

 

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