Terry Dockter is a Deaf interpreter with over 38 years of experience. Born in Bismarck, N.D. and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Terry attended both Oregon and Washington Schools for the Deaf and was surrounded by Deaf immediate and extended family.
Terry is passionate about connecting with people, and has worked as an interpreter, advocate, and on-the-job trainer in a variety of capacities, including contracting with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Lighthouse for the Blind. He also spent 5 years working with Deaf students in Alaska, opening their minds through exposure to American Sign Language. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Terry has worked extensively with the governor of Washington to interpret press conferences and televised addresses.
Terry lives with his wife, Cammi, near Seattle; between the two of them they have four children. He is an avid collector of old cars and motorcycles, and an artist who enjoys photography, drawing, painting, and sculpture.