Terry was a band director for 31 years. He has his Masters Degree in performance from Ball State University and a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Grace College. After retiring from full- time teaching, he began working for Mynett Music Company. An opening at a private catholic school got him back to teaching once again. He is an active drummer, playing for local big bands, orchestras, concert bands, civic theaters, vocal jazz ensembles, various church groups, etc.
He has also been active as a consultant, drumline instructor, and adjudicator for ISSMA.
His other passion is karate in which he holds a 2nd-degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate and is an instructor at Saud Karate & Judo Schools.
Terry is married and has 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren.