Terry DeFraties leads local outings for the Thomas Hart Benton Group (Kansas City) of the Missouri Chapter and lives in the Kansas City area. He owns a small construction company and backpacks, canoes, kayaks and caves whenever he can. He has participated in, organized, guided, and led wilderness trips since the 1970s. In 2013 Terry finished the MR340, a 340-mile race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Louis, Missouri. With Sierra Club national outings, he has led or assisted on over 50 lodge, base camp, service, backpack, kayak, and canoe trips. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder.