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We are forever curious about the intersection of people and place, and how each reflects and defines the other. Sharing our experience building and bringing to life some of the most valued, recognizable and top-selling community and resort brands, tst ink collaborates with a diverse group of place makers and community creators.

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Founded by Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, our mission is to motivate everyone to see the “so what factor” in the little things and turn those observations into places and experiences that make the world a better place. Teri’s work has been featured in major business media including USA Today, Forbes, Washington Post, and numerous industry and trade media. She is a frequent and engaging public speaker and facilitator comfortable on big stages at national events and in custom-designed focused workshops. 

“You delivered big time in your Housing Leadership session. I loved your approach and especially appreciated you sharing what you learned as you grand opened Tehaleh and used a technical glitch as an opportunity to strengthen your brand with your customer.”

– John McManus, Vice President, Editorial Director, The Residential Group, Hanley-Wood Media 


The unexpected little things of the day-to-day inspire us. We look for connections between those things and why they matter – to people. That meaningful inflection point is fuel for innovation. Our work is powered by that fuel to create brands, stories, solutions and communities. Teri founded the America At Home Study at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, to understand consumer behavior changes in home and community life, and which resulted in the design and construction of the first post-pandemic concept home, which may have lasting impacts on home and community design. For more than a decade she was the CMO at Newland, and the architect of the brand in 25 markets, with the #1-selling community in the United States, and five in the top 15. Before that she founded and led an award-winning creative design agency in Canada that handled Intrawest’s vacation ownership resort development business for 10 years and helped launch numerous start-ups.

“Teri is extremely intelligent, with the ability to develop different visions for different communities located in multiple states. She is very intuitive as to the needs and wants of customers. Teri is the best CMO we have ever had, and I believe her to be the best in the United States.”

– Robert B. McLeod, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Newland. 


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  • Global Wellness Institute: Co-Chair Wellness Communities & Real Estate Initiative

  • Urban Land Institute: Vice Chair, Residential Neighborhood Development Council 

  • American Society of Journalists & Authors: Professional Member

  • Urban Land Institute: Technical Advisory Panel Co-chair

  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference: Program Committee

  • Garman Homes: Advisory Board Member

  • “One of the most influential women in homebuilding” BUILDER Magazine, 2016

  • William S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence, 2015 inductee

  • Master of Science (Honors) Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University

  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Communications & Sociology, Simon Fraser University

  • Journalism Studies, Carleton University

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