Terri Meyer, Owner and founder of the Creative Chateau established her business in Ashland in August of 1999. Originally from Ashland, she left the area after high school pursue a career in the Air Force. While serving 10 years in the Air Force she became a certified meteorologist then a weather broadcaster for the Armed Forces Radio Television Station while stationed in Japan. In 1988 she completed a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and relocated to Las Vegas in 1989 to make a career change to Human Resources. Although the human resource field was challenging and rewarding, it did not fulfill her inner desire to be creative.
In April of 1999, with a moment of bold passion, Terri packed up her household goods and returned to the country to pursue her lifelong dream as an artist.
Since making the bold change, Terri’s life took on new directions and experiences. She re-met Dan Meyer, a high school classmate at their 20 year high school reunion in 1999. After 3 years of dating, they married in June 2002. Although Terri continued to create art, her life began to take on many other roles. Not only was she creating art but helping her husband grow his masonry business. At the same time they were in the process of renovating an 1882 farm house. This was very exciting because it allowed Terri to challenge her artistic skills in interior design, ceiling murals, and faux finishing techniques. The interior of the house was completed March 2002. That same year the Creative Chateau Gallery was opened as an artist studio on premise of their renovated home, a quaint facility located in the barn. Although it started as a single room, it has increased to six rooms with expansion into the upper barn. The Creative Chateau started out as a working artist studio, which offered custom services from picture framing to commissioned artwork. In 2009, Terri’s husband, Dan, expanded the studio adding 800 square feet as an office and gallery space. In 2015 the upper barn was restored to allow for private and community events. In 2016 they closed the gallery and converted the property to an event space rental business for private functions. Currently the property is for sale, speculating that this would be a fantastic location for a winery to carry on what the Meyers have lovingly started.