Terrence J. Ford joined the Fireside Campaigns team in December 2021 as Digital Principal. Hailing from Wingdale, NY (a small town 90-minutes north of Manhattan), Terrence matriculated through Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC obtaining his BA in Psychology. He later studied Adlerian Psychology with a concentration in Guidance and Counseling Education from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD.
Living in the Washington, DC area for the last 20 years, Terrence’s background largely consists of social work, where he gained experience creating person-centered and community grounded opportunities for people living with HIV and AIDS, low-income families, at-risk students, and youth, and those diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Terrence’s digital organizing and strategy work began in the late 90s as a moderator and graphic designer for a fan club dedicated to the legendary Whitney Houston. Still a huge fan of the singer today, this work launched his own graphic design company, Ford Illustra.
For seven years and since its founding, Terrence served as the Director of Marketing for the Washington, DC chapter of Impulse Group. This is an entertainment-based nonprofit organization funded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation to address sexual wellness, mental health, substance use, and racial equity in fun and engaging ways. Elected by his peers with support from leaders representing 26 chapters of Impulse United from around the globe and local LGBTQ community members, Terrence is now serving as President.
Terrence is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and spends his spare time as a Digital and Creative Strategist for Can’t Stop! Won’t Stop! Consulting. This firm seeks to center those directly impacted by systems of oppression and believes they should be at the forefront of building strategies, solutions, and alternative futures. Terrence uses this grounding every day with his work at Fireside Campaigns to help create progressive fundraising and digital organizing strategies for the various clients and organizations he serves.
Terrence, a co-parent of a Miniature Schnauzer Braxton, and the father of a beautiful daughter Jasmyne, enjoys eating seafood and spicy Thai food (the hotter, the better), binging Real Housewives, and creating memorable moments with friends, family, and his partner Gregory.