Born and raised in NYC, NY, Teri Hoggard came to California on Christmas Day in 1990 with dreams of grandeur. Producer, Director of Health Promotions and Disease Prevention, and Associate Dean of Admissions were just some of the career titles she held. Then all at once everything seemed to come to a screaming halt.
In 2000, she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. She lost her job, went into a deep depression and then bankrupted. Eventually she lost her home and was at the mercy of friends until 2007. After two years of intense recovery and the help of a local mental health agency she was granted a housing program which gave her an apartment of her own.
That same year she began working and now works three part-time jobs to manage her life. In an effort to give back to her community, she volunteers with the International Bipolar Foundation as an Advisory Board member to advise on consumer needs.