Terry was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He began his professional career at the Peoria Journal Star newspaper, relocating to Davenport, Iowa in 1985.
During the past 30 years, his professional experience has included serving as director of marketing for Davenport Medical Center, director of sales for The Muscatine Journal, vice president and partner of Vicomm, Inc., (graphic design firm), director of marketing for the Quad-City Times, leading to his current position as business development/marketing director at the Moline Dispatch Publishing Co., L.L.C., (MDPC) a family-owned media company.
In addition to his duties at MDPC, Terry is honored to serve on the boards of several non-profit agencies, including Living Proof Exhibit, Chair of WQPT PBS Community Board, Ballet Quad Cities, Positive Parenting at Trinity and The Catholic Messenger. Terry also co-chairs the marketing committee of Hilltop Campus Village,serves on the air services committee of the Quad City International Airport and the marketing committee of CASI.