Teresa attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She was hired as a member of the Second City Toronto right out of school and spent four years with the company where she wrote and performed in several ground breaking shows. She has written three plays, one of which was performed at the New York Fringe Festival in 1999. She is part of the all female sketch comedy troupe, Women Fully Clothed. She is the star, writer and an executive producer of the half hour comedy, The Jane Show, based on a character that she created.