Teri Patterson is an Escrow Officer for Alliance Title’s Fruitland, Idaho branch. She has been with the company for 2 ½ years and has worked as an escrow officer for 10 years. What she likes most about what she does is working with people and feels that “the closing room is [her] forte.” Teri says, “I like to take a stressful situation and make it enjoyable and fun.”
It’s no surprise, then, that Teri’s favorite Alliance core value is Service. She says, “I pride myself at always going above and beyond for the clients to make their experience an enjoyable one.”
When asked who she admires most and why, Teri explains, “I admire my mother. She was raised in a very small town and didn’t complete high school, was married when she was 17 and had 3 kids by the time she was 21. She didn’t let that stop her though. She worked her way up and became the Nampa Branch Manager and the Mortgage Department Manager for Home Federal Savings. She was a very highly respected business person in Canyon County for many years. She is the person who thought that escrow would be a good fit for me…..and she was absolutely right about that. I love how escrow is like putting all of the pieces together in a puzzle and then, the fun part, of closing the deal with the customers.”
Outside of work, Teri loves spending time in the outdoors and with her family. She says, “I love my family. I have two grown kids who I couldn’t be prouder of. My daughter and her husband live in Springfield, MO and have a 5 year old daughter, Sache, and a 3 year old son, Cinch. My son and his wife live outside of Caldwell on the Boise River and raise pure bred Angus cattle. They just had their first baby, Blakely Shea Bishop, on Sept. 4th of this year.
I live in the country and enjoy all aspects of country life. I like to garden and have a very, very beautiful yard and garden. I have a dog that is so much fun named, ‘Kat’. She keeps me laughing. I ride 4 wheelers with my family in the Owyhee’s or when we go camping.”
Teri’s favorite quote is, “It’s not whether you get knocked down that counts, but what you make of yourself when you get back up.”