After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Ted became owner/manager of an office equipment business in Eureka, California. Fifteen years later, 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 founded an educational charity, Project Amigo, with the mission of assisting disadvantaged and marginalized children in west-central Mexico. During that time, Ted, a Rotarian for over 40 years, was honored with 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.
After retiring from his charity, Ted joined Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala in 2019, serving on its Board of Directors. He brings extensive expertise in the international nonprofit arena, along with his unwavering his passion in helping impoverished children in Latin America. In 2022, he accepted the position of Vice-President.