Terry was born and raised in northern Wisconsin, coming to Norfolk in 1988 as a Navy Journalist after a 16-month deployment. A Gulf-War era veteran, Terry lives with his wife Evelyn and their children in the Belvedere neighborhood of Norfolk, where they will soon be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Evelyn’s Norfolk-based private process service business.
Their six children attended Norfolk Public Schools, the five oldest going on to attend Virginia colleges and universities and the youngest now nearing graduation at Granby High School. The children were always very busy, but Terry knew the value of direct involvement. He coached and managed their baseball teams at Azalea Little League and was also PTA Treasurer at Sherwood Forest Elementary school.
Terry, a Director of Data Management and Analytics, has continued with his penchant for direct involvement, where he and Evelyn work together helping to provide the military assistance with community resources, and find great satisfaction in their work supporting the military and their families. Terry feels it is important to take care of those that protect the liberty of Americans every day.
A graduate of Tidewater Community College with an Associate of Social Science degree (magna cum laude), and Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Psychology degree (Criminal Justice minor), Terry now plans to bring his years of professional and personal experience and involvement in the community to serve Norfolk's 89th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. It is there that he plans to ensure accountability and a reduction of bureaucracy in government at the state level with credibility and transparency that he knows Virginians deserve.