Terrance has a doctoral degree from the Rehabilitation Studies Program from the University of Calgary. He was a career educator, with teaching experience at elementary, secondary, college, and university, as well as overseas in Costa Rica and Gaza. He retired as Director of Instruction (Student Services) in SD#71. For 35 years he has also been a rehabilitation consultant specializing in Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. He has been an executive member of the Comox Valley Writers Society for most of the last two decades and currently serves as president. He has authored a dozen books on Prader-Willi syndrome, local history and education, and several biographies.