Terry was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA. His academic qualifications are a BA in Psychology, a minor in Business and a BS in Life Science (Pre-Med) at the Pennsylvania State University. He is single and is interested in psychology (He is MBTI type INFP), philosophy and religion. Terry is married and his wife's name is Shelly. His hobbies are bicycling, computers, reading, genealogy, chess, photography and wine. He works as a microbiologist/molecular biologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is currently working on bioinformatics problems involving food pathogens.