Respected advisor. Incisive problem solver. Engaged veteran.
Ted was President of SE Group from 1997 through 2017, and is a valued advisor to resort developers and operators—providing strategic oversight ranging from vision development to market and financial feasibility studies, due diligence analysis, and strategic planning. He continues to work with SE Group clients as an advisor on select projects.
Ted has deep expertise in the areas of research, analysis, program formulation, planning, and leading the preparation of resource and development-oriented studies. Ted brings his passion for the mountains coupled with his travel experiences to other worldwide resorts, helping clients to discover and implement new ideas.
Ted has over three decades of experience leading and managing projects of varying size and scope, involving multi-discipline planning and analytical assignments for both public and private sector clients.
Ted has been on the board of the National Ski Areas Association (2000–2006), and spent 15 years as an NSAA Environmental Committee Member. He is also a popular speaker and has published numerous articles.
Ted has a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah. His professional education also includes membership in Vistage, an international organization of CEOs.
Outside the Office
Ted’s first foray into the mountains of Pennsylvania to ski at the age of ten led to his lifelong passion for outdoor adventure, travel, and a career at SE Group. Following the westward trail in search of snowcapped peaks, Ted settled in Seattle where he and his family spend time hiking, skiing, cycling, and camping throughout the Northwest.
Always in search of a new scenic vista, Ted looks for new trail routes and mountain peaks to climb in the summer and ski area peaks in the winter to find the best ski descent. The experience of visiting new places and meeting new people through travel is an important part of Ted’s mantra, as well as engaging in new adventures.