Terry Gabbard has been a public school theatre teacher since 2003 and has worked at both middle and high schools levels in Florida and North Carolina. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education from the University of Florida and Master of Arts in School Leadership for Queens University of Charlotte. He is an award winning director and playwright and has been awarded the excellence in directing award three times through the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Mr. Gabbard's first play Our Place was published in 2015 and was subsequently named the second most produced short play among high schools in the United States. Terry lives in Charlotte with his wife Erika and two children Kiera and Ryan.