After serving in the US Air Force, Ted moved to Eureka, California, where he owned and managed an office equipment business for 15 years. In 1986 he sold his business and moved to Colima, Mexico, with his wife, Susan. His love of the Mexican people led him on a path to philanthropy. He is the founder and former executive director of Project Amigo, a nonprofit organization that assists disadvantaged and marginalized children in west-central Mexico achieve their potential through education, community support, and healthcare services. During that time, Ted was given the highest individual award by Rotary International—the organization’s Service Above Self award--bestowed annually on only 150 Rotarians of its 1,200,000 members around the world. A strong supporter of Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala, Ted traveled to our Maya Center of Education and Development in February 2020. He joined our board later that year to lend his extensive expertise in the nonprofit arena, and further expand upon his passion and interest in helping impoverished children in Latin America.