Terry is a lifetime resident of Adair County in Northeast Missouri where he currently resides on a farm with his wife Kathy and their three children, Austin, Hunter, and Summer. He graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1996. Since that time he has worked for the Chariton Valley Association, Inc. where he currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Chariton Valley is a non-profit organization in Kirksville, Missouri that provides a variety of support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Throughout his career, Mr. Combs has served on the board directors of many disability, health care, and service-oriented organizations. Currently he is on the board of directors as past-president of the Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, and is treasurer of Kirk-Tran and the Rotary Club of Kirksville – Thousand Hills.