Ted has lived in Coleman County his entire life. He graduated from Coleman High School and attended Texas Tech. He came back to Coleman after graduation and starting running the family ranch. In 1998, he started selling real estate. He and his wife Sonjia have been married for 50 years, have five grandchildren, and run their ranch together in Coleman County. They also run a dove hunting operation, Executive Outfitters, with their son Ben and his wife Meredith. Their daughter Tish lives in Houston. Ted specializes in ranch & hunting land, farm land, & recreational properties.