The Power of Finding Your Voice
Mar 16, 2021 6:30 AM
Terry Beard
The Power of Finding Your Voice

Terry left the brokerage business at age 25 and launched his first Beard’s Frame Shop, in Portland Oregon, with a few thousand dollars and lots of sweat equity.

Beard’s Frame Shops/Frame Central chain grew into a 40-store regional chain, along with manufacturing, distribution, and online sales.

Beard’s Frame Shops achieved broad market recognition in the Pacific Northwest. His quest included traveling the world to select trees and lumber supplies for his frames.

In 1999, Terry merged Beards with NW Framing in Seattle.

Terry serves and has served on the Boards of Directors for several local companies and organizations in Portland, including; Goodwill Industries of the Columbia-Willamette, East Portland Rotary Club, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Artisan Dental Labs, The Neil Kelly Company, Attensa, Inc., and Snyder Roofing Co.

Terry joined Rotary in 1993.

Terry has been a member of Toastmasters since 2001. He has served as a volunteer Toastmaster mentor with the State of Oregon, USA, Department of Corrections.

21 October 2015, Terry was a founding charter member of the Portland Rotary Toastmaster Club.  He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Business Administration. Terry served in the US Army.

Terry is a voracious reader of books about famous people who have lived to make a difference, a lover of fine wines, delicious food, good friends, and international travel.                                                                                                       

Terry and his Pascale Theurier Beard live between Portland and Paris. Pascale was born and raised in Paris. Terry is the proud father of two sons Jeff, and MG.

Terry is the author of Squelched, Succeeding in Business and Life by Finding Your Voice

June 2018, Terry along with his partners launched

Terry coined the phrase; “The Greatest Toastmaster Club in The Universe”