Ted joined the FRAFCA Board of Directors in 2016. He was immediately acclaimed as Vice-President and has served in a leadership role since. Ted was born and raised here in the Lower Mainland; his lineage is of Scottish ancestry on his mother’s side and English on father’s.
Ted was introduced to Indigenous culture while seeking healing from PTSD he had acquired from his work on the Ambulance. He has been an active participant in scared ceremonies for the last 22 years, becoming a strong ally and advocate for the Indigenous People.
As an award-winning paramedic of over 35 years, he has consistently supported Indigenous care programs, and has raised awareness, introducing, and inviting his peers to join him at events, including National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, National Indigenous Peoples Day, and National Aboriginal Veteran’s Day.