Terry has a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. His career started as student of retail with the Gap Corporation and Wild West Stores (a division of General Mills) as a store manager and trainer of full and part time employees for over 12 years. His experience includes 27 years of public service with the United States Navy & Department of Defense rising to a pay grade of GS-14. Terry retired in 2006 and transferred his life's purpose to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City (BGCCC). After 3 years, Terry joined the Board of Directors (BOD) for BGCCC and has recently been selected to chair the BOD as the President.