Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO
Ted served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, raising through the ranks from Private to Lieutenant Colonel. His military service includes duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Ted is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. As an entrepreneur, Ted was the founder and owner of the ATM King from 1999 to 2003 and the founder and CEO of Johnson Applied Solutions, LLC.
Ted is a graduate of Western Illinois University cum laude in Political Science and earned the honor as a distinguished military graduate ROTC where he was commission Second Lieutenant Infantry. Additionally, Ted graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University. Ted serves his local community as the chairman of the board for the Elm Valley Architectural Committee, the Bulverde/Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce, and the Bulverde Planning and Zoning Commission.
Ted’s passion is to fight for our military veterans by providing advice and serving on regional, state and national Veteran Counsels.
Karen MacKinnon has over 20 years of experience in professional development training, customer service, and event coordination business process in the cosmetology industry. A self-starter with a proven track record in logistics coordination, project management, and customer/client relationships. Facilitator and advisor with the business owner on state and federal policy regulation. A cross cultural team leader who provides vision and guidance to subordinates to exceed production goals by professional developing individuals to excel to maximize their potential. An excellent collaborator with management, peers, and customers. Expert in customer business analysis leveraging technology systems creating a fact-based, data-driven approach to providing leadership with strategic level recommendations leveraging industry best practices.
Jan Brown is a dedicated advocate for children in the foster care system. For the past ten years, she has advocated for over 90 children, many with developmental disabilities. As a CASA (Court Appointed Child Advocate), she has been a voice for these children in hospitals, schools, and court. She is instrumental in finding forever homes for children with developmental disabilities, ensuring children with developmental disabilities are placed in safe homes that meet all their needs and now being an advocate for change with the knowledge gathered through Partners in Policymaking.