Getting to know unique, unbelievable NFPW members

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By Teri Ehresman

Welcome to my blog, “Talking With Teri.”

I plan to use this blog to highlight some of the Unique and Unbelievable members of the National Federation of Press Women.

If you attended the NFPW conference in Salt Lake City, many of our members were invited presenters at the conference. This blog will focus on some of the other NFPW members. We are an organization of unique and unbelievable members.

Here are my answers to a few of the questions I will be asking others in the upcoming weeks.

Tell us a little about you — I joined NFPW in 1976 when I started my first job as a newspaper reporter for the Post Register in Idaho Falls. One of my colleagues encouraged me to join the Idaho affiliate and enter the communications contest. I have been an active member ever since. I work as the communications lead for the Nuclear Science and Technology Division at the Idaho National Laboratory. I also lead the employee association at my work,  organizing group activities during off-work hours to help others enjoy recreational activities in the region. My husband and I have three grown children (if children are ever completely grownup) and two grandsons. We enjoy spending our spare time at our cabin near Yellowstone National Park, enjoying the scenery and animals.

What book are you reading —  “Lioness of Idaho Louise Shadduck and the Power of Polite” by Media Network Idaho member Mike Bullard. I met Louise at the first Idaho meeting I attended. She was an amazing woman and great former president of NFPW. I am enjoying learning more about her. If you are interested in a copy, send a note to Bullard at mabullard@gmail.com.

What would people be surprised to learn about you — While living in Salt Lake City, my roommate at the time was dating Ted Bundy who was later convicted and executed for killing several young women in several states. When he was first arrested, my roommate and I didn’t believe it was possible he could be the killer, but she was not with him any of the nights when the Utah killings occurred. What a scary, learning experience.

Do you know someone who brings unique perspectives to NFPW? Drop me a note at tlehre@aol.com and suggest someone you feel others should get to know better.

I hope by working together we can get to know some of our NFPW members a little better.

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