A Southern California native,Terry began his professional journey over four decades ago. After obtaining his Masters degree in Social Work and his California license, Terry specialized in the provision of clinical services to youth and adolescents as a therapist, program manager, director, clinical supervisor and teacher. He was one of the pioneers in San Diego County, in conceptualizing and implementing school-based mental health programs in numerous schools dating back to the early 1990’s. From this perspective, Terry believes that Mending Matters represents the “gold standard” in student-centered and innovative school-based mental health care. In his spare time, Terry enjoys everything about ranch life and staying active in sports.