Terry Milos was born and raised in Florida then moved to California to attend university and earn her education degree. While there, she ventured out of the city and began hiking and exploring the forests nearby. On a hike one day she met an outdoor enthusiast from Alaska who became her husband. They married a year later and with dreams of fleeing the city life and living in the wildness, immigrated to northern Canada. In the northwestern corner of BC they discovered the little town on Atlin. It sat on a pristine lake bordered by the magnificent Coast Mountain range covered with glaciers and was the most picturesque town they had ever seen. They brought a remote off-grid property nearby on Little Atlin Lake in the Yukon Territory and Terry began her new life. For 19 years, she raised a family and taught school in many remote communities which provided opportunities for her to explore the North. She finished her teaching career as a special education teacher in the little fishing village of Madeira Park on the Sunshine Coast in B.C.