Ted is a Wheeling, WV native. Upon graduation from Yale University, Ted and his wife Calvert moved to Charleston where they raised their five children. As the Co-CEO for Stone and Thomas Department Store, and as a member of Charleston City Council and board member of Charleston Renaissance Corporation, Ted was at the forefront of efforts to revitalize downtown Charleston. In his retirement years, he continues to work tirelessly to promote land conservation and environmental causes. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including but not limited to The Mountain Institute, The Nature Conservancy, National Parks Conservation Association, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Sunrise Museum, The Clay Center, and United Way. He enjoys hiking, birding, skiing and snowshoeing. In his spare time, he and Calvert travel extensively having visited all seven continents at least twice.