From 1951 until 1954, Ted taught in rural schools in Iraq. Following his return to the United States, he enrolled as a freshman at Colorado A&M, earning a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry in 1957.
Following a stint with an advertising agency in New York, he was appointed director of the Vermont Development Commission in 1960 and married Norma Canales, who became Ted’s business partner in a variety of rural ventures. After settling on a hillside farm in Cabot, Vt., Ted was a teacher and headmaster at the experimental Sterling School for 14 years.
He then embarked on a career of marketing and media advisory services for small New England businesses and pursued his lifelong passion for horses. His focus was on breeding and training standardbred harness horses that he raced in county fairs and small tracks in the Northeast.
Ted died Jan. 18, 2022, at his Cabot home. Survivors include his wife and two daughters.