Ted is the Marketing and Sustainability Director for Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA), an ecotourism company offering world class nature expeditions. Ted is also adjunct faculty at Metro State University in Denver, CO, where he teaches classes in sustainable tourism. Ted began his career in the tourism industry as a researcher and instructor at Arizona State University's Tourism Development and Management program, where his work focused on ecotourism development in Central America. Trading the Arizona desert for the mountains of Colorado, Ted became the Director of Outreach and Development for Sustainable Travel International (STI), a non-profit focused on bringing sustainability solutions to the tourism industry. Today, Ted heads up conservation and sustainability efforts at NHA, pushing the company to further its leadership in responsible tourism. Ted holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Tourism Development from Arizona State. In his free time, Ted can be found playing music or exploring the slopes and trails of Colorado's backcountry.