Ted joined the federation in 1997, coming from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where he managed and developed education programs and watershed planning initiatives. He coordinates large scale marine debris removal efforts, designs and implements oyster habitat restoration, living shoreline and stormwater reduction projects in the federation’s southeast office. Previously, he served as the Cape Fear Coastkeeper® for five years and as the federation’s education director. Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts in zoology from Connecticut College, and he is writing his thesis to complete the marine biology graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.