Ted has many years of experience in public service, most recently as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, and previously as the Director of the Washington Department of Ecology. He brings a lifelong commitment to fostering wise decisions that enhance our quality of life in the Pacific Northwest, from public policy to organizational health to individual growth.
Ted has deep experience in strategy development, leadership, organizational health, facilitation, and environmental and public policy. He enjoys bringing people together to find multi-interest solutions to complex challenges. He has often found these solutions to be more durable and achievable than single-interest pursuits that create winners and losers.
Our understanding of how systems, organizations and individuals function and interact has never been greater. This understanding offers unprecedented opportunity for transformative growth in leaders, organizations and systems. By applying the right tools and wisdom to today’s challenges, Ted is committed to helping people expand their capacity to succeed — as leaders, organizations or across complex systems.
Ted has benefited from leadership training through Harvard’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, the University of Washington’s Executive Management Program, and the Academy for Contemplative and Ethical Leadership at the Mind and Life Institute. He is trained in dispute resolution, and is a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management. Ted also serves on the board of the Whidbey Institute.