Ted was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Phoenix. He got the travel gene from his mother, a travel writer, and has always wanted to incorporate travel into his career. While getting his education at Montana State University in Bozeman, he decided he needed to see more of the world so he left and lived in Ecuador for five months. There, he taught English, improved his fluency in Spanish, climbed the 19,347 ft. volcano Cotopaxi, and learned to salsa dance. He finished his degree at Portland State University before returning to Montana and coming to work for Austin Adventures. Ted has traveled to Europe and Central and South America and has a background in marketing and writing.