Terryl Graham

Secretary (Founding Board Member)

Terryl Graham is one of the founding board members of Homeless Backpacks.  For Terryl the mission to feed our homeless students began when several board members attended the Dream the Dream Forum in 2006.  The mission of this forum was to put together a working plan to end homelessness in Thurston County in 10 years.  Terryl was in a break out group focusing on families with children.  It was at this forum that Homeless Backpacks became aware of the staggering number of homeless students we have in our county and our state.  The prototype plan, which included only Rainier and Tumwater high schools began soon after.  During the years of growth since that time Terryl has served as Secretary and Treasurer on the board of Homeless Backpacks.

Away from HBP Terryl is office manager for a prosthetic/orthotic office in Olympia.  She spends her off time doing all forms of remodeling to her home, building her woman cave and is a crazed sports fan – loving her Mariners, Sounders, NASCAR and GO HAWKS!