Biography

Appointed to Nebraska Legislature: Oct. 19, 2017, to replace Joni Craighead, who resigned

Born Theresa Sanderson, June 9, 1975, in Kansas City, Mo.

Education: Graduate of Capistrano Valley High School, 1993; University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1998 (B.A. in psychology)

Family: Married Dr. Joseph Thibodeau, April 7, 2001: three children: Anna, Joey and Eleanor

Occupation: Business owner

Former: Human resources consultant

Member: board, La Vista Community Foundation; board, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands; Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce; Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.

Former member: personnel board, City of Omaha, 2016-17; women of wisdom committee, Sarpy County Chamber, 2015-17; fundraising chair, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 2016; Leadership Omaha, 2015; Leadership Sarpy, 2014; president, St. Roberts Home and School, 2014.

Honors and awards: Sarpy County New and Emerging Business, 2015; Midlands Business Journal 40 under 40 Award, 2014.