Ted was exposed to video games at a very young age. In 1989, he got an NES for Christmas and the rest is history. From that moment, video games would be a part of his life forever. In elementary school, Ted would stay up all night playing video games in his room and sprint into bed before his mother came into the room to “wake him up” before school. He played everything he could get his hands on with his friends on their consoles the SNES, Atari, and N64. Ted owned an NES, Gameboy, Genesis, Game Gear, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4 and many PC's. He also spent time coding his own video games in BASIC/QBASIC, writing HTML websites at the dawn of the internet and frequented arcades.
He had a tough time balancing his nerdy video game side and being heavily involved with sports - facets of is personality he hid from friends on both sides. As he grew into a young man, a couple years into playing college football, he said “SCREW THAT!” and accepted himself for what he was – a “daywalker” able to exist in both worlds. After a successful career coaching in professional sports he started RaptorCow, a video game consulting and creative media company. Ted is fan of just about every game genre, but leans towards strategy, lengthy immersive RPG’s and story based action games. His favorite genre is RTS (when they made good ones) in which he was a competitive player on the international level in the Age of Empires games. Ted loves old school games and can be seen streaming under his screen name Meatbed, a name that he has had for over 20 years.