Todd was born and raised in Smithville, Missouri. He retired as a Staff Sergeant from the U. S. Army in 2001 as a Legal NCO. While on active duty, he served in Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, South Korea as well as several posts in the United States. After retiring, he graduated from Central Missouri State University (Now University of Central Missouri) with a degree in English education. He is also a graduate of The Writer’s Institute in Danbury, CT. He taught high school English, literature, communication and creative writing for a number of years in districts around Missouri.
In 2000, he was hired on at a law firm in Kansas City as a Document Analyst. He found he enjoyed the career change and was later picked up by a small estate planning firm in Leawood as a probate paralegal and facilitator. Todd has worked for several Estate Planning attorneys, doing document production work in Kansas and Missouri. He has been with this firm since 2007.
Todd has worked with Habitat for Humanity, the Home Depot “Team Depot” volunteer program, Drury Hotels as a bartender and concierge, is a part-time handyman and is an Ambassador at Starlight Theater and the Folly Theater in Kansas City.