About Terry 

After graduating from Lincoln High School in 2003, I began working as an Advertising Consultant for radio stations WOMT - 1240 AM and WQTC - 102.3 FM in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and when Seehafer Broadcasting Corp. acquired WLKN - 98.1 in September of 2009, I began incorporating exposure on that station as well into various marketing campaign strategies for my clients.  More recently, Seehafer Broadcasting Corp. purchased WEMP - 98.9 FM in August of 2015 as well as WCUB and WLTU in December of 2015, and since then I have been able to offer a new loyal audience for my clients.  Following these station acquisitions, I participated in transitioning WLTU from its familiar “Oldies” format to the much more popular “Hot Country”, helping to bring in even more listeners.

From the beginning of my advertising career, I have been dedicated to providing my clients with unique and effective advertising campaigns, and this dedication quickly helped me to establish an account list of many satisfied customers. I have been actively involved with the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association (WBA) for the entirety of my career, attending various annual conventions as well as lobbying in the state capitol each year; most notably, I am an original member of the WBA Young Professionals Committee, a group of young members within the WBA striving to make our mark in the broadcasting field as well as to unite the broadcasters of our generation with the veterans of our field. As part of my continued efforts to learn and grow in my chosen profession, I completed a 3-year program through the WBA to become a graduate of the Walker Broadcast Management Institute. I also completed the Certified Radio Sales Management (CRSM) Training from the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) in October 2013 to become a Certified Radio Sales Manager, and following that certification, on January 1, 2014 I was promoted to the position of Sales Manager for Seehafer Broadcasting Corp. Alongside my career in selling and managing radio advertising, I produce and co-host a wide variety of on-air programs with various themes.

Beyond my career in radio advertising sales, from 2005 through 2009 I partnered with Riley Haupt to create EdgeStar Media, LLC and Co-Produce/Co-Host “Lakeshore’s RIsing Stars!”, a state-wide singing competition taking place weekly throughout the summers.  Production of the ‘Rising Stars!’ franchise had challenges and rewards on several levels, and was a fantastic experience for me personally as well as a boon to the community. The experience allowed me to work with some very talented performers and gifted people and I am thankful to those who helped make this dream a reality for me. For nearly a decade Riley and I had hoped to bring “Lakeshore’s Rising Stars!” to our community once more, and in the summer of 2016, we were able to realize that dream.  From June through August, singers competed to nearly sold-out crowds, and over $10,000.00 in prize monies were awarded to the top ten finalists.

I have also partnered with Paul Tittl to form ROCK Ministry. In June of 2009, we hosted our first benefit concert, benefiting The Crossing Pregnancy Resource Center, and I was instrumental in bringing “New Christian Artist of the Year” Tenth Avenue North to perform, while also bringing in local musicians Rachel Seidl and Kelly Underwood. This was a great experience for me, as well as a huge benefit for The Crossing and a ministry for the concert-goers.

In June of 2010, ROCK Ministry produced our second benefit concert featuring local musicians, Not By Chance, as well as headlining Christian entertainer, Matthew West for a benefit for Big Brothers / Big Sisters as well as The Salvation Army.  In November 2010, ROCK Ministry’s third benefit concert was held at Hope Community Church in Manitowoc and featured the “You’re Not Alone Tour” including Finding Favour, Chris Sligh and Downhere in a benefit for HopeNet 360.  ROCK Ministry’s fourth benefit concert took pace in December of 2011, and featured “The Very Merry Christmas Tour”, including Christian recording artists Newsong, Kutless, Chris August, and Jamie Grace; proceeds for that project went to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. ROCK Ministry went on to produce “The Very Merry Christmas Tour” for a second time in December of 2012, this time including Christian recording artists Newsong, Building 429, Francesca Battistelli and Jonny Diaz. ROCK Ministry’s sixth concert was held in 2013 at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, and featured local artist Erin Oakley as well as Christian recording artist Peter Furler. ROCK Ministry’s most recent concert took place in 2013 at Faith Church in Manitowoc, and was the “All the People Said Amen Tour” featuring Matt Maher, Chris August and Bellarive.

Also in 2009, I became involved with “Standing Strong Against Cancer,” a group of young people committed to the prevention of cancer.  As such, we produced a benefit concert in December of 2009 featuring the nationally known a cappella group, Ball in the House. This concert was to the benefit of Holy Family Memorial’s Cancer Care Center in Manitowoc. A second concert to benefit Holy Family Memorial was produced in 2012 at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, and featured a cappella group Ball in the House as well as Nashville-based artist Jon Troast.

In my free time, I am an avid golfer, and I enjoy playing tennis as well as participating recreationally in downhill skiing during the winter. I have also been involved in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization from the time that I was five years old; my Big Brother Joe and I were awarded the longest-matched pair upon my high school graduation and he and I remain close to this day, and I recently participated as a Big Brother myself. My wife, Katie, and I will soon be celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary.

Without my faith in God, I can honestly say that I would not be here today experiencing the many joys of life. For this reason, it’s my personal prayer that each person may come to know Christ and accept His wonderful gift of grace into their life. The credit for my personal and professional success goes to Him.