Teddie has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2008 and specializes in infant feeding, development, and lactation. She earned her doctorate in occupational therapy at the University of Southern California in 2013, where her studies focused on disparity in healthcare and resilience in mothers facing various hardships. Teddie has volunteered/worked for several non-profit organizations serving causes near to her heart- including disability rights, youth in the juvenile justice system, and breastfeeding families. She has supported breastfeeding families as a volunteer breastfeeding counselor with Breastfeeding USA at the community and national level, and as an IBCLC in the Texas Early Childhood Intervention program, private practice, and telehealth settings. She lives in Seward, Nebraska with her husband and their four young children.