Terry served over 34 years as a career fire fighter. He has conducted more than 3,600 investigations during his 36 years of fire investigation experience. Terry has conducted both criminal and civil fire investigations. He has testified as an expert in fire origin and cause in both State and Federal court. Terry has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University, with an emphasis on Fire Science, and an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Richland Community College. He is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) by the International Association of Arson Investigators as well as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by the National Association of Fire Investigators.