I’m late doing this blog post but let’s just chalk it up to denial – yes, it’s official folks. My right hand man, volunteer, website & communications Master of the Known Universe has officially moved on. Ted’s last day was actually July 6th, although rumor is he’s staying local so not unlike Elvis, I’m hoping for the occasional future Ted sitings. Either way, we wish him the best of luck and can’t wait to hear what lucky nonprofit snags him!
Ted was a tremendous help with our volunteer recruitment, placement and appreciation and if you just recently became involved with RTSF, there’s a 99% chance you came through our gatekeeper, Ted. He greatly improved our current systems, expanded the opportunities we offer volunteers, managed a large facility project, dozens of volunteer teams and helped me with community presentations and events. But, Ted also had a secret power – he had fierce website skills and gave us the coolest tool EVER…our “Real Time Volunteer Needs”. OR a way to keep you, our lovely community members, updated on all our volunteer needs - no other nonprofit our size has the capacity for an awesome tool like this and for that, we have Ted and Andrew to thank. Ted was also a fearless social media-er, managed our newsletter and all sorts of communications. Basically, he did all sorts of stuff – thank you so much Ted! And just to share the love, here’s what coworkers had to say about their time working with Ted…
Jonathan: “I could always count on Ted for help whenever I needed it. He was a true team player. Whether I was trying to move half a ton (literally) of recycled carpet, round up volunteers to help seniors, or get some nagging punch-list items cleared up. Ted was there. I will miss his quiet dedication to the cause of our work, his legendary website skills and his calm, kind disposition. Where ever he ends up next will be lucky to have him. Good luck Ted!”
Jen: “Ted always had an air of mystery about him that I couldn’t quite explain. Now that he’s gone and we’re feeling his absence it’s pretty obvious to me that he’s a ninja.”
Melissa: “In addition to being a great co-AmeriCorps, Ted is by far the greatest athlete, adventurer, researcher and friend! Rocky Balboa nor the great Yoda can compare to the one and only Ted J. Aquino. Some of my greatest memories living in San Francisco involve Ted: hiking 10 miles at Muir Woods the day after Rebuilding Day, Friday afternoons at Dolores Park, playing Taboo at Twin Peaks. Ted is a legen…wait for it…dary AmeriCorps and I will miss him dearly.”
Valerie: “Ted has an awesome snarky sense of humor that came out in the most subtle ways, a relaxed & calm attitude in the midst of chaos but it’s really his typing style that was the best kept secret from this Man of Mystery. I dare you, just ask him to type something. Farewell and best of luck Camp Tedrew, web ninja master!”