Terry has 20 years’ experience as a professional actor in Chicagoland. He has trained at, among others: Northern Illinois University, Second City Training
Center, and Improv Olympic. He has been seen with Emerald City Theater, spent seven seasons with AlphaBet Soup Productions, and has performed in professional theater, radio, and television around Chicago.
He was the original Frosty in the premiere season of “Frosty Returns” with
Emerald City Theater. In his seven seasons with AlphaBet Soup, he has been seen in many roles, some of which include: King Ozzie in “Sleeping Beauty,” the Giant in “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Papa in “Rumpelstiltskin,” Baloo in “The Jungle Book,” Peter Cottontail in “The Easter Egg Caper,” Santa in the “Santa Sack Capers,” and has been seen as both Papa and Louie in two versions of “Beauty and the Beast.”
Terry has performed at theaters around Chicago including Circle Theatre, Donny’s Skybox, and National Pastime. He has been heard in radio spots for St. Paul Federal in Chicago and St. Anthony's Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. He is also a regular contributor to the WGN Morning Show.
Laura is an NCLB Highly Qualified Illinois Certified educator, with endorsements in Language Arts and Social Science. She has recently developed presentations to make HFK Presents an ISBE Approved Professional Development Provider. She has a degree in Elementary Education from St. Xavier University, Chicago.
Not only is Laura a member of Who’s Who in American Education, but is also listed in Who's Who Among Young American Professionals.
Together, for more than 15 years, Laura and Terry have combined forces to form Histories for Kids and HFK Presents. Their interactive programs give audiences a new, first-person perspective on the people and events that make up our history and culture.
Histories for Kids brings historical portrayal to you for your school assembly or library program. The 45 minute, one man interactive programs bring a first person perspective of history's greatest figures to your audience.
School assembly programs can be seamlessly incorporated into your curriculum. We offer extensive study guides that include lesson plans, projects, worksheets, and games. An entire unit of study for the price of an assembly!
The answer is a resounding YES! Lately, it seems the emphasis in the American school system has been on passing standardized tests for funding. What have we lost in the process? Learning!
Today, the average American might have difficulty passing the test for U.S. citizenship. Don't believe it? Click on the link below. Newsweek asked 1000 people the following questions from the test... 38% failed. How do you measure up?