Ted Sumners

After high school in the UK, Ted completed a two-year apprenticeship program in biodynamic agriculture in 2008. He then spent a year on a commercial farm in England, supplying the farm markets in London. In 2009, Ted moved to the US and joined Camphill Village in Copake, New York, where he currently resides with his wife Lia Babitch and their two young girls, Eleanor and Hazel.

Ted completed the Social Therapy program with a Professional Diploma as a Social Therapist and plans to complete the BA program. As of September 2018, Ted has joined the Core Faculty of the Social Therapy program as both a core faculty member and course instructor.

Ted has worked as a farmer, gardener, stained glass artist, and Camphill Village Gift Shop and Coffee Shop workmaster. Ted is currently house leading and working in Finance Department in Village administration and is part of the Focus Group.