In 2005, Terri Shoemaker made a move to
North Carolina after residing in Michigan all of her life. She worked as a school
secretary since 1976 in the school district she graduated from as an
honor student, and retired from that position August 2005. She remains
webmaster for that school system long-distance. She is married, and lived
near the same city as her parents
and two sisters and their families (which include a niece and nephew who
are the “apple of Terri’s eye!”). Terri’s husband always loved getting her out on
their boat which they zipped up and down the Detroit River on. Now
they live on a lake - it is a dream come true for both of them, and their
family enjoys visiting as often as they can.
Terri is avidly into health and exercise, and
has been a vegetarian for more than 20 years. Terri and her husband have
three kitties they absolutely adore, JO JO, Elvis Wesley, and their little
rescued stray, Allie. It was Jay who taught Terri how quickly we can
become attached to pets, and what an important role they play in our lives
when he gave JO JO to her as a birthday gift.
Terri remembers first seeing The Osmond
Brothers on The Andy Williams Show. She was just a little girl, but can
remember asking, “Who are those cute little boys!?” Terri has the highest
regard for all of the Osmond family, and says they truly have been an
inspiration and joy to her for most of her life.
of 1998, Terri started her own webpage, which soon found its way to
being a dedication to Jay Osmond. In the Fall of 1998, she developed
"The Beat ~ Friends and Supporters of Jay Osmond." A goal of "The
Beat" is to bring people together through the common bond of their
love and support for Jay Osmond. Jay himself enjoyed Terri's
website, and began to support it…which was quite an honor for Terri.
This support from Jay was followed by the move of "The Beat" to
January 1, 2003
saw the premiere of Wayne, Merrill and Jay's site, osmondbrothers.com, of which Terri was
co-webmaster. September 2004, Jay's own domain,
developed, of which Terri is webmanager.
A few years back, Terri developed a site for David Osmond
(Virl's son). Terri enjoyed getting to know David and was pleased to have had the opportunity to create a site
for him. Terri also created the site dedicated to the movie about the
Osmond Family, "Inside
The Osmonds," which aired on ABC television in February
When Wayne, Merrill and Jay began
their "Back On The Road Again" Tour in June of 2000, she was asked to take
on some additional duties.
Over the past several
years, she has coordinated the brothers' public relations needs,
merchandise line, travel arrangements, and worked with their booking
agents. Today, Terri thoroughly enjoys
working with Jay as his personal assistant and webmanager, and also owns
and operates the official merchandise line "OsMerch."
She also advances The Osmond Brothers' U.S. concert dates.
June 2010 Terri finished co-authoring Jay's book, "Stages
- An Autobiography" with him. Jay's wife, Kandilyn, was
also a contributor to this project - which took approximately two years to
write. Amy Osmond-Cook of
Media Books (Wayne's daughter) is the book's publisher, and
Brandon Osmond (Donny's son) was the photographer for the
book's covers. The book released August 5, 2010. Terri was
very honored to be a part of this special project.
Elvis Wesley & JO
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