About Us

Teri Pinney, President

Award-winning Teri Pinney has a proven track record of obtaining millions of dollars of grant funding for her clients, which are profit & non-profit organizations and government entities.  She is a certified grant writer and is affiliated with a team of grant professionals who provide research and technical writing. Teri's specialty is in achieving funds for organizations through grants and proposals for clients primarily in Florida and around the U.S.  

Business Philosophy

Teri Pinney writes to convey, persuade, or promote her clients' ideas.  From providing grant-writing services to writing their business reports, she strives to accomplish this through reliable service given to each client.  Having achieved the highly-regarded certification from the Grant Professional Certification Institute and the American Association of Grant Professionals (now known as GPA), Teri Pinney is held to high standards, code of ethics, and confidentiality---and her clients like that!

After retiring as a school administrator for the Florida's Department of Education, Teri began T. Pinney & Associates. She went from a one-person operation to a company of seven professional technical writers and researchers. In addition, she became the Executive Director of the Florida Aquaculture Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote economic empowerment through education & training in aquaculture.

She's been a lead evaluator of accreditation teams for AdvancED-SACS (formerly Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).  As an education writer, she has written dozens of Quality Assessment Review reports on private and public schools, indicating recommendations toward accreditation.  Teri is also affiliated with state colleges in Florida and Hawaii, teaching course in the youth centers, senior continuing education programs, and grant writing workshops.

As an active community member, Teri Pinney has also been chairman of the governing board of the College Preparatory Academy of the Treasure Coast, a charter high school in the St. Lucie County School District in Florida.  She served on the Board of Directors of the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and was the chairperson of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee.  She now actively serves as a board member for the Center of AgriLife Research Education & Entrepreneurship.  She currently promotes distance-learning curriculum and represents Catholic Virtual Schools in Hawaii and teaches digital readiness courses in the University of Hawaii & Kapiolani Community College system. 

Teri is a native of Hawaii, which explains her love of the Hawaii mountains on this website.  Teri has a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Tampa in Business Management and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Chaminade University in Honolulu.


It is the mission of T. Pinney & Associates, LLC to help clients attain their project goals by providing expert writing skills, education & training programs, and professional developmental services.