tst_HarmonyBulderMeetingTeri Slavik-Tsuyuki (aka: tst) is the founder and principal of tst ink, llc., with 25+ years’ experience building and bringing to life some of the most valued, recognizable and top-selling brands in community and resort development.

She is forever curious about the intersection of people and place, and how each reflects and defines the other. A fast-thinking, passionate senior marketing professional, Teri is a sought-after and engaging public speaker and facilitator.


“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 customers.”
– John McManus, Editorial Director, The Residential Group, Hanley-Wood Media (BUILDER Magazine)

An “eyes open” observer of life, Teri enjoys the curious and unexpected little things of the day-to-day. She is a connector between those things and why they matter—to people. That meaningful inflection point is magic. And there resides the fuel for innovation. Her work is powered by that fuel to create. Brands. Stories. Solutions. Communities. Places that matter to the people who will live there, and to those responsible for creating them. She spent over a decade as Newland Communities’ CMO, where she was the architect of the Newland brand in 25 markets, during a time when the company had the #1-selling community in the nation and five in the top 15.

“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 Real Estate Group

She will tell you that what matters most is how people relate, connect, explore new ideas, and share their lives. Teri is the Vice Chair of Urban Land Institute’s Residential Neighborhood Development Council and has served as a Co-Chair of a ULI Technical Advisory Panel. She was named “one of the most influential women in homebuilding” by BUILDER Magazine in 2016 and was the second woman ever inducted into William S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence.

She holds a Master’s degree from Northwestern University in Integrated Marketing Communications, a Bachelor’s degree (double Major) in Communications and Sociology from Simon Fraser University, and studied Journalism at Carleton University.