Terry was born and raised in Boothbay Harbor. From an early age he came to appreciate the Maine Yankee spirit of working hard, helping those in need, and value of “being there” for family and friends through good times and bad.
While still a young man Terry moved to Portland and graduated from Portland High School in 1990. After High School he attended Husson College as a business major.
Terry’s workforce experience includes managing several restaurants and cafes, always with an eye to high customer satisfaction. He currently manages the historic Inn at St. John in Portland. The property owner’s confidence in Terry as well as his staff’s respect for him allows Terry to serve in the Legislature while providing the Inn’s guest a unique and memorable stay at Portland’s oldest continually operating hotel.