who i am

You would know if you’ve encountered her. Terey. From the quirky spelling of her name, to her iconic big laugh, Terey Summers leaves her genuine unique impression on those that have been with her. Her humor, warmth, and love for engaging with people, is a recipe for being remembered.

A writer and entertainer, Terey has found herself in the center of a myriad of creative environments. A gifted communicator, this writer has crafted and developed a presentation of comedic characterizations as the heart of her motivational package. Terey is a sought-after speaker to audiences of all ages across the country with a focus on children, teens and young adults. Her captivating messages receive rave reviews in both public and private sectors. With humor at the helm, Terey Summers delivers a punch, and follows that up with her unique ability to connect with her audiences, leaving them touched, inspired and wanting more.

Audiences are a-plenty with Terey and her 25-year career as a working actress. At home on the stage, Terey is an audience favorite with multiple award-winning performances to her credit. Terey fleshes out the bulk of her resume as a voiceover and on-camera commercial actress, with a movie and television credit or two to boot.

The buck does not stop here, for the writer and entertainer in Terey has been pivotal in her role as director and founding member of a power packed program that she leads on behalf of a local theatre company, into children’s hospitals as a means to bring laughter and creativity to these young lives and their families facing illness and disease. Furthering her audiences, Terey also writes and produces live and recorded CD/DVD inspirational pieces used to creatively enhance the program needs of churches and ecumenical organizations. Terey writes and directs for Community of Grace Lutheran Church, and calls this her church home.

On a personal note, Terey is living out her own inspirational story. After facing significant personal loss, Terey has taken this grief-filled fork in the road as a call on her life to dig down deep. Through her insightful, gut led choice to see the power of trials as her advocate, Terey fought for change and health, embracing the opportunity and the challenge to become her personal best. With a current 170 lb. weight loss (nearing her goal) and an inner resolve to living well and whole, Terey is an intensified version of the ambassador for life that she has always been, now fully present and engaged. With her trademark hope-filled excitement, Terey blazes the trail on her amazing continued journey and all that lies ahead. A California transplant nearly two decades ago, Terey resides in Arizona with her two dogs. She’s a social butterfly with an amazing base of friends to keep her wings aflutter, not to mention a nearby beautiful extended family in her mother, brother, sister-in-law and three nieces and a nephew.

You would know if you’ve encountered her. Terey. This genuine lover of people lives big…it’s in her laugh, her smile, her humor, her wide-eyed curiosity, her joy filled attitude, and her relentless pursuit of life, only to be beat by the size of her heart.

Terey Summers. She’s a big deal. A real, big deal.

  • Terminal Velocity (Buena Vista Pictures)
  • Hollywood Film Festival (Paramount)
  • Pontiac Moon (Dysfunctional Films)
  • Los Locos (Mario Van Peebles Productions)
  • Eight Legged Freaks (Warner Bros.)
  • Moonpie (Famefilm)

  • Finding Home (Times Mirror)
  • Living a Lie (NBC)
  • Living With a Stranger (CBS)
  • America’s Most Wanted
  • The Truth About Jane (Lifetime Television)
  • Snoop (Cable)

  • Mastercard
  • Weiser Locks
  • Honda
  • Osco Drug
  • Leon’s Furniture
  • Sun Casino
  • Bashas
  • News Channel 3
  • Bank One
  • Sun Trans
  • Tuscon Cable
  • Pitsburgh Paints
  • Glendale Savings and Loan
  • Bio Guard
  • Formula 3
  • Honda Cars of Mesa
  • Realty Executives
  • Drive One

  • United Way
  • Arizona Lottery
  • Budget Rent a Car
  • Hughs Calihan
  • SRP
  • Rent Fax
  • First Chiropractic
  • Paddock Pools
  • Arizona Airways
  • Crescent Hotels
  • Honda
  • News Channel 12
  • University of Phoenix
  • Arizona Heart Institute
  • Isuzu
  • Sun Trans
  • Arizona Dairy Farmers–Milk
  • Tuscon Cable
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Phoenix General
  • Maricopa Colleges
  • Terry’s Consign & Design
  • Glendale Mitsubishi
  • Tuscon News
  • Chapman Auto Dealerships
  • Read Thru The Bible
  • Joni–The Book
  • Anti-Meth PSA
  • Phoenix Coyotes
  • Arizona Opera

  • SRP
  • Dead Beat Dads
  • Bank of America
  • APS
  • Hazeldon Recovery
  • GTE
  • Bank One
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Valley National Bank
  • Read Thru The Bible
  • Pearson Learning
  • Phoenix College
  • United Way
  • Ramada

  • Les Miserables
  • Cabaret
  • Chicago
  • Man of La Mancha
  • A Street Car Named Desire
  • Chapter Two
  • Italian Funerals
  • A Christmas Carol (Phoenix Theatre)
  • Another Cricket on the Hearth
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Puss’n Boots
  • Princess and the Pea
  • Phoenix Theatre’s Cookie Company
  • Elvis and the Dreamers
  • Terey: A Rose By Another Name
  • Guv: The Musical
  • The Sneeze (Mill Avenue Theatre)
  • Finding Home 
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Amadeus (Hooters)
  • South Coast Rep
  • Godspell
  • The Gingerbread Lady (Broadway Playhouse)

  • South Coast Repertory Professional Conservatory for Actors
  • Scene Study, William Duncan Ross U.S.C .
  • Voice and Diction, James Wilson, Los Angeles
  • Cold Reading Workshop, Toni Attell, Los Angeles
  • Shakespeare, Ada Brown Mather, Royal Shakespeare Co.
  • Acting Coach, Paul Rudd, Los Angeles
  • Director’s Lab for Actors, Hollywood
  • Commercial Acting, Danny Goldman, Hollywood

  • Comedy Writing
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Character Development
  • Can cross one eye and keep one straight!