Terri was born and raised in Pennsylvania and served in the United States Air Force for fourteen years where she was a supervisor of accounting and finance activities at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Terri has served as the Vice President of the Rapid City Economic Development for ten years. Her duties include policy issues research, prospect hosting, budget preparation, committee collaboration, and long range planning activities. In May 2006, she was appointed as the first Business Manager for the Black Hills Business Development Center, a facility that assists start-up technology companies by providing space and business support. In 2009, Terri was awarded the SD International Association of Workforce Professionals Individual Citation Award due to her work with workforce development in the state of South Dakota.
Terri earned an AAS degree in Business Management and Marketing from Western Dakota Technical Institute in 1996. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Western Dakota Technical Institute’s Foundation, Statewide Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Ellsworth Air Force Base Honorary Commander, Douglas Patriot Foundation, Black Hills Career Center Board, Black Hills Business Council, and serves on the Western Dakota Technical Institute’s Business Management and Marketing Advisory Committee. Terri was appointed to Rapid City’s Development Appeals & Review Board in 2009. Some of her past activities include Behavior Management Systems Board of Directors, Junior Achievement, Chairman of the Black Hills Childcare Association, and the Children’s Theater Company Board.
Terri and her husband founded Kids Kastle Inc in 1990 which can best be described as a licensed, proprietary, tax-paying provider of early childhood care and education services. Terri was awarded a Child Development Credential and organized the Black Hills Childcare Association. They currently own 2 centers.
She is married to Senator Jeff Haverly and has 3 children: Erika, Janelle, and Samantha and six grandchildren, all in Rapid City.