Ted Simmons was born and raised in Montecito, attended local schools, and is a fifth generation Santa Barbara native. Ted attended UCSB then started his carreer in the legendary mailroom of the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills. During his 19 years there he was responsible for clients such as the Beach Boys, America, the Everly Brothers, Merle Haggard and many others, leaving as cohead of the Adult Contemporary Music Department. While there Ted was in charge of negotiating clients contracts, routing concert tours, and artist promotions. Ted and his wife Kelly were fortunate to be able to return to Santa Barbara in 1997 to raise their family and over the last 12 years has built and developed properties in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Santa Ynez and as such has intimate knowledge of zoning, school districts, neighborhoods etc as well as vast referrals and unparalleled knowledge of local history. Ted has served as Santa Barbara Bowl President, Montecito Association Vice President, SMART Families of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Founding Family, and currently serves on the Board of the Foundation for Santa Barbara High School. Ted currently owns residential and commercial income properties in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Ted is indeed "Local Knowledge, Earned".