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.

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 has had the honor of sharing her passion as an engaging public speaker and facilitator on big stages at numerous 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. Places that matter to the people who will live there, and those responsible for creating them. For more than a decade Teri was the CMO at Newland, and the architect of the brand in 25 markets, with the #1-selling community in the nation, 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 a few 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. 


awards +


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

  • Urban Land Institute: Technical Advisory Panel Co-chair

  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference: Program Committee

  • Garman Homes: Advisory Board Member

  • Cecilian Partners: Executive Advisor  

  • “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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