About our start.

(from Sugarmapl.es founder, Ted Pearlman)

From passion to company.

I’ve always enjoyed connecting folks and have made thousands of introductions over the last twenty-five years. They’ve led to friendships, marriages, business deals, non-profit collaborations, investments, and engagements. About three years ago, friends convinced me to turn this passion of mine into a company.


A special jazz record.

When I was eight years old, I stumbled on Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s first duet album, Ella and Louis, tucked between Dinah Washington and Mel Tormé on my father’s shelves of records. Only in the past few years did I realize that listening to that record over and over was my first big taste of Sugarmaples collaborating.

Listen to them duet on ‘Cheek to Cheek’.

Ella and Louis

A lucky night at the movies.

My freshman year at college, a few friends and I went to see the Oscar-nominated, animated films. One of them was The Man Who Planted Trees. A model for Sugarmaplehood that I watch at least once per week.

About the sugar maple tree.

If you’re curious about the sugar maple tree or want some clues as to why it’s our symbol, you’ll enjoy reading this little PDF guide and watching the short video, by State University of New York dendrologist, Don Leopold.

A few personal details about me.

I live in Denver, Colorado, with my wife, Allison, an architect, our soon-to-be second-grader, Oscar, and an enormous Newfoundland dog called Tatou. My other passion, besides my family and Sugarmapl.es, is Fall: In Love with Music, a music venue I’m developing for Denver.

Resume-wise, I have a bachelor’s degree in music from Cornell University (1990) and am a veteran of the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, SonyIBMRoguewave Software, and CQG.

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