Hi, I’m Theresa, but you can
call me Tree. I’m in my mid-thirties, I live in Pittsburgh,
and I work in a restaurant as a server and server trainer.
I’ve been in the restaurant business for almost fifteen years.
It can be a tough job, but I’ve met some incredible people.
In fact, I have worked with all of my best friends at some point or
My family and friends are what is
most important to me. I would much
rather baby-sit my cute, little nephew for an evening than go on a shopping
spree or spend my vacation with my friend Stacey and her whole extended family
in Ocean City, Maryland than go on a cruise to Cancun.
I have always been a creative
person, but in the past 6 or 7 years being creative has become a huge part of my
life. It all began with my annual
birthday bashes when I created a best card contest and games for my guests to
play. Or maybe it started when I
became a bridesmaid (but never the bride) and had to throw showers for many of
my friends. Or it could have been a
"necessity is the mother of all invention" kind of thing.
I can’t tell you how many times I was low on cash, but I needed to give
someone a present. At any rate, at
some point I realized that I was most alive when I was doing something creative
and that being creative played a major role in the person that I am learning and
growing to be.
Theresa and Tracy Loves Ray
about five years, I have been trying to find a way to use my creativity to make
a living. Knowing this, my dad asked me to be a part of this project.
However, I wasn’t too sure I wanted to get involved.
Up to this point, I had only written papers for school and cute, little
poems and songs for parties and presents. I
had always talked about writing a book, but my book was going to be about
throwing a good party or maybe creative gift ideas.
I never had any desire to write a fictional novel.
I thought my father was crazy asking me to be a part of something so
important to him. In addition to my
lack of cultivation of my writing skills, it had been 8 or 9 years since I had
quit college and I wasn’t sure that I was up for such an overwhelming project.
But as soon as I started writing, I knew I had found something I could
put my whole heart into. And once I
find a passion for something, I dive in and swim as hard as I can until I win the
My hope is that TLR becomes a huge success and I will have the luxury of time
and money to be able to write that book about party ideas and to explore other
If you have any questions, please email me
I will do my best to respond in a timely manner.