Ted was born and raised in Dallas and has been a user of White Rock Lake Park for most of his life. He has been in property management, real estate sales and remodeling since 1980 and attended the University of Texas at Austin. He is passionate about the future of the lake and the goals of the White Rock Lake Foundation which was formed in 1989. Having been an active member he has been involved in many improvement projects and fundraisers through the years and remains committed to seeing the lake and park enhanced to its full potential. He has served on the board of the foundation since 1997 and currently serves as its president.