About Me

Ted (he/him/his) is the Executive Director for NYC Quakers–also known as the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, a non-profit that supports faith-based communities in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens by creating quiet spaces for worship and hubs for activism and social change embedded in Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship. 

At Consumer Reports, Ted built the New Ventures Team to identify unmet needs that CR could serve in meaningful and impactful ways. Entrepreneurship Professor Christina Wallace wrote about the team’s approach in a Harvard Business School case study titled “Sparking Growth at Consumer Reports.” Ted also led the development of CR’s membership program and helped reimagine CR’s mobile ratings app, both of which won Webby awards.

Ted has worked in education and technology for years. He’s directed programs at NYU Abu Dhabi, Columbia University, and MOUSE. He’s passionate about using technology to improve education.

He’s also been a part of a few startup teams, including the mostly forgotten Fathom Knowledge Network, and  New York Today–a failed attempt by the New York Times to challenge Craigslist.  

Ted started his career in public service as a legislative assistant for US Rep. Sam Coppersmith.  He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lithuania.

He earned his BA from Susquehanna University and MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He was a Coro Leadership New York Fellow. After plugging away at a PhD in Education and Communication Technology at NYU Steinhardt for several years he decided to emerge with a second master’s degree, reasoning that his spare time would be better spent with his family,  reading books of his own choosing and cooking for friends.  

Ted likes to discharge excess energy by running, cycling, and puttering.  The views expressed and mistakes in this space are very much his own.

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