Terri Murray is a transplant to NC from Sacramento, Califormia. She worked for the State of California Franchise Tax Board to train new recruits in customer service regarding delinquent taxpayers. During her 15 years of civil service, she also served as a skip tracer for out of state delinquent taxpayers. Throughout her career, Terri has been able to transform her love of sewing and costuming into a meaningful career. At the age of 16, Terri was the youngest tailor for JC Penney department store before moving onto Macy’s in their men’s suits division. She spent 10 years managing Hancock Fabric at their district office store, training managers and maintaining the regional flagship location.
Terri also toured with and worked for Stevie Wonder, making costumes for his “In Square Circle” album and tour. She remembers crossing the USA three times and visiting the entire surrounding provinces of Canada- with Quebec as her all-time favorite stop. Stevie Wonder’s tour ended in Charlotte, NC, an ironic first visit to the state since Terri now calls North Carolina home.
Terri deeply loves thrift shopping and worked at the Hospice Thrift Store in Sacramento where she designed and opened the store and served as their first manager. Her degree in Sociology helps her understand customers and unlock the social concept of shopping to design our stores in an appealing and shoppable way. Terri enjoys communicating with our customers and creating a space where they feel relaxed, seen, and served with a smile. She thanks people for shopping at The Scrap Exchange which supports our important mission and is always able to recommend lush fabrics for any person’s quilting or costuming needs!