Ed was born in New Jersey and is a 10th generation American. His ancestors settled Andover, Massachusetts in the 1640s and his proud roots are in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. He is an enthusiast of American history, European history, and military history, along with having a passion for automobiles, culinary arts, travel, and “good, clean, fun.” He is also a frustrated actor, drummer and bag piper. Ed loves “his city” (New York), “his beloved Borough” (Essex Fells), and “his escape” (Chatham, Massachusetts).
Ed started dating his wife Jill when they were 16 years old in high school and have been “on their first date” ever since and married in 1982. Jill has been very active in her community for years with the Essex Fells PTA, the Essex Fells Garden Club and the Essex Fells Country Club.
Ted Abbot graduated from the University of Scranton, in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 2011 with a degree in marketing. Today, Ted is Property Manager with Cushman & Wakefield, and lives in Wyckoff, NJ with his wife, Dana, and their first born child, Avery Catherine.
Kelly Abbot graduated from Lafayette College in 2014 with a degree in biology. Since graduation, she works in the field of pharmaceutical advertising and currently works with DDB Health in New York City and has been involved in campaigns across multiple brands.
Winston, the family’s English Cocker Spaniel, is a constant companion to all and loves to ride in the family’s F-150, anytime and anywhere, especially if it’s up on the Cape.