Terry graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a dual B.A. in History/Political Science and Broadcast Communication and from the University of Alaska, Southeast with a Master of Public Administration. After a dozen years living in Alaska, he moved to Fredericksburg in 2019 to be the Executive Director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust.
As a young man Terry was a member of the 1/112 Pennsylvania National Guard, which traces its roots back to the 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, and he also has an ancestral connection to the 145th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Outside of the Civil War, Terry has had a lifelong interest in Winston Churchill, the study of leadership, and a love of good bourbon.