who is teresa mack?
If you are on this page to learn my origin, my age or my interests you are truly on the wrong page! Good Lord, where I came from, who I was or even what I liked to do … yesterday won’t tell you much “about me” because that is in my rearview mirror. I am a forward moving machine, I learn from the past but have enough sense to know that you can’t speed forward looking at what’s behind you. Sure, I have some accomplishments that make it clear that I am intelligent, driven, educated, compassionate, creative and direct. I am an evolving entrepreneur who is talented in problem-solving, finding creative solutions, remaining human-focused in the midst of complex issues, calm and process-driven but nimble enough to go with the flow of a deal. I am well suited as an “executioner” not the kind that lobs your head off (unless that is necessary) but the kind of person that can take a bold idea and break it into workable, realistic, digestible steps that can be accomplished. Dreamers aka visionary people find me delightful because I believe in them and distracting because I am looking for a somewhat logical means to every end.
I have been Chief Operating Officer of a restaurant company, Chief Executive Officer and Top Producer in a real estate brokerage, Line Prosecutor at the federal level, an adjunct professor at a major law school, an attorney in a regional litigation firm, a Certified Public Accountant in a national accounting firm. I am currently the Managing Broker of Pacific Playa Realty, an urban luxury real estate brokerage and the largest African-American owned and operated independent boutique firm in Los Angeles.
I raised three stunning young adults, maintained a marriage for over three decades and walk with my mother more than four times a week with a smile on my face. Many people ask, “how do you do it all?” My response, “with joy” I am a “glass half full” type of person with a “it may hurt but it won’t kill me” attitude about most things. I believe in God and I pray regularly, I live a perfectly imperfect life and no one can out work me. I am relentless and I like a challenge. I am kind and compassionate but I hate excuses.
I live in Southern California and I always will but I find the world intriguing. I am always learning and I believe in change, challenge and triumph.