Ted was born and raised in Central New York and likes things that make him laugh, learn and appreciate. Those criteria first led to his once-thought-improbable marriage and are now fulfilled to overflowing with the addition of his two young children. Other earthly pursuits that contribute to those ends include music, camping, books and magazines, technology, comedy, playing lacrosse and watching professional ice hockey. Ted loves his aloof and standoffish cat. His dog loves her aloof and standoffish owner. Ted is the regional communications and community relations manager for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in Utica.