Teresa Ground Dunn was born and raised in the northern State of Coahuila, Mexico. Her father anticipated that she would be working in a male dominated Business World and to better prepare her for that he sent her to a Military Boarding School in the United States. She was in the top ten percent and was the highest-ranking female cadet at New Mexico Military Institute when she graduated from High School in 1990. Teresa also has a certified Public Accounting Degree and an MBA from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon.
Teresa entered the workforce in Manufacturing a Male Dominated environment, at age 21 holding positions as Human Resources Clerk and Human Resources Manager for a small manufacturing company. At 25 she was hired by a private US company to be a Plant Manager over 200 employees. At age 27 she was hired by a fortune 500 manufacturing company to be a Plant Manager over 500 employees. Within a year she was promoted to Regional Manager for the same company and oversaw their plants and contractors for a total of 6 facilities. In 2002 she accepted a position with ML Industries and quickly climbed the corporate ladder. Her and her husband grew ML Industries from 300 employees to 5000 employees in 10 years. Today she is the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the day to day operations of over 5,000 employees. Teresa is Married to Mickey Dunn Founder and CEO of ML Industries; Inc. and they have two children.