Hi, my name is Ted M. I’m the newest member of the Mt Baker Vapor Marketing Team! I could be described as a designer, an artist or a visual problem solver. I’m most comfortable with the title of artist but get the most joy from being called dad…or old man. I’ve earned each of my gray hairs!
My story in design began in 1988 when I decided I wasn’t going to progress very far in my advertising career from a factory in Ohio so I took the step and enrolled at the Columbus College of Art and Design. I started in the days when macs only accepted the original 8 inch and the wonderful 3.5 inch floppy disk…ah the days of 1.44 megs of memory! From there I traveled just about every conceivable creative side road along the way. I confess I am interested in all things creative. From charcoal drawings to blues harmonica the love of art and spontaneity of creating are the constants that drive me.
I moved to Arizona with my 3 children nearly 20 years ago. My family and I enjoy hiking and camping when the thermometer drops below radioactive. We tend to gravitate to activities that lead to rivers and lakes. This is an amazingly beautiful place if you can keep from spontaneously combusting. It may be as hot as the vaping industry’s ongoing battle with the FDA.
I am not a smoker. However, most of my family and friends either smoke or have smoked at one point in their lives. I’ve always felt they were singled out by a society that has changed its views on smoking and become increasingly intolerant of a habit that generations had deemed the norm. They were unwittingly hooked by a product and industry that would become the benchmark for dirty habits. For this reason I joined the Mt Baker Vapor marketing team with the aim of letting “the man” know that vaping is a smoke free alternative. As a person with Native American heritage it’s upsetting to see how something once ceremonial has become so negative (I’m looking at you tobacco!). So, if educating people and changing perception comes with sticking to the FDA…well, great!
I have seen first hand how life long smokers have gone from 24 milligrams of nicotine to 3 in very short order. One friend who is a member of the military, has made the change and seen incredible improvements. I could list dozens of stories that echo the same sentiments from the short time I’ve been with MBV. Bottom line, this is a fight I/we accept wholeheartedly on your behalf. Vape for your life, it is your right. You can do your part to fight the FDA at www.r2bsmokefree.org.