I'm Crystal Terhune-- Your Family and Consumer Sciences Educator for Maryland's Mid-Shore Region (Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester Counties).
As a community educator, my focus is primarily on financial wellness-- I have interests in helping people to "shop smart" (stretching their food dollars, shopping by unit price, learning strategies for money management, etc.); empowering them to protect their identities and personal information; encouraging people to become aware of various scams; helping them to prepare financially for emergencies; and working with a wide variety of vulnerable populations to help them to understand and have access to the needs-based benefits, programs, and services that are available to them.
While the majority of my current programming focuses on finance-related themes, I also have experience in teaching and outreach across a broad spectrum of topics including "Healthy Homes", food safety, nutrition, basic estate planning, and more. With a social work background and nearly 20 years of experience working with diverse, differently-abled, and vulnerable populations, I've had many personal and professional experiences that have provided me with a perspective that helps me to understand the complexity of needs held by people in our communities.
Feel free to contact me to discuss ways that I might be able to work with you, your community, or your organization. I look forward to connecting with you!
Crystal Terhune, MSW Email: Crystal3@umd.edu
Main office: 9194 Legion Road Suite 4 Denton, MD 21629 Phone: 410-479-4030 Fax: 410-479-4042