, California , United States
|| February 29, 1968
Feb 16, 2008 01:18am
|Info||Theodore Terbolizard, a fifth generation Californian, was born Leap Year Day, February 29th, 1968 in Mountain View, California, as Theodore Jonathan Hommel. In his adult life, he has primarily been an artist, musician, internet developer and spokesman, also known as Terbo Ted. |
In his professional career, Ted has worked with advertising agencies to create digital marketing products for some of the world's leading corporations, generally in the technology and entertainment industries. Terbolizard also has extensive experience creating custom promotional materials for small businesses, startups and home-based entrepreneurs. In 2006 Terbolizard was anchorman and producer of an internet-based world news program in association with D7TV.com. In 2007, Terbolizard has been busy as a video producer, voice-over talent or on-camera spokesman.
As an artist, Terbo had three collaborative internet pieces added to the Permanent Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the early stages of the late 1990s 'dot com' boom. Ted or his work have appeared on- or in- PBS, NBC Europe, NHK Japan, National Geographic, the BBC, O'Reilly Books, Chronicle Books, and many more. Since 1990, he has continually performed, shown paintings or displayed other works in many small art galleries or venues in California and beyond.
As a musician, Terbo has DJ'd on four continents, released six CDs of original electronic music and been singer, guitarist and songwriter for a number of unsigned rock and roll bands. He has licensed original songs for TV commercials, and CDrom soundtracks he composed in the early 1990s for software and computer manufacturers were printed in excess of ten million copies. In 1992, he was the first person ever to DJ at the then-unknown Burning Man Festival in Gerlach, Nevada; he played to ten miles of empty desert on a Friday afternoon.
In 2003, Terbolizard briefly entered the California Governor Recall Race at the request of friends, associates and small collective organizations, but he terminated his last-minute campaign before the general election. His brief experience as a candidate at that time- as well as his interest and volunteer work for other candidates' campaigns- have inspired him to continue working towards a political career.
Ted is a highly competitive recreational league slow-pitch softball pitcher, with a tall, breaking curve ball; he's played for various trophy-winning teams for the past five years.
Terbolizard is father to a daughter born in 1997, who lives in San Francisco, California with her mother.