Ted joined the Emerson faculty in January 2015 as the Developmental Circus Arts teacher. He brings his diverse background to support cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development through his movement classes and athletics.
Growing up in New Hampshire, Ted spent his summers on Lake Winnipesaukee and winters in the White Mountains fostering a love for movement and the great outdoors. In addition to competing in running, swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, boating, skiing, and snow boarding, he played team sports like soccer, basketball, and baseball. At Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine, Ted was the captain of the men's soccer team and graduated with a degree in Government and French. Over the years, Ted has competed in over 100 triathlons of all distances, 24-hour mountain bike races, snowshoe races, cyclocross, and adventure races and performed as a clown in a youth circus. He coaches youth soccer, basketball, baseball, and cross country.
Ted was the movement teacher at the Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton, NH before moving with his family to Chapel Hill in 2013. He studied Spacial Dynamics under Jaimen McMillan at the Spacial Dynamics Institute in NY, and graduated from the 5-year program in 2016. Prior to becoming a teacher at Pine Hill, he served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and volunteered as a parent of his children who attended the school from early childhood.
To become a teacher at Pine Hill, Ted retired from a successful career in business, where he was a principal for the management consulting firm Hewitt Associates. He was also the Chair of the Board of Directors of Harbor Homes, a dynamic non-profit serving the homeless population in southern New Hampshire.
Currently, Ted lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Gina and their six children.