Retired chemical engineer interested in historic preservation. President of Friends of Sylvan Beach Park & Pavilion, a registered 501C3 educational non profit, who saved the 1956 Sylvan Beach Pavilion from demolition. We successfully listed the pavilion on the National Historic Registry (NHR), a State of Texas Archeological Landmark (SAL), and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark (RTHL). We also secured $4.5M in federal grant monies to restore the pavilion to its 50's glamour. Pavilion reopened to public on October 25, 2013 after being closed for 5.5 yrs. Ted also successfully nominated the Houston Astrodome to the National Historic Registry. Ted's other interests include spending time with his family including his new grandson, working on his antique cars and wood working, including the 9 year restoration of a abandoned 100 year old home on Galveston Bay. Also received corporate global recognition for organizing and conducting hands on chemistry labs to 5th grade students in 2 area public elementary schools.