Director of Sales and Marketing
Overseeing Development, Marketing & Communications, Wildlife Expeditions and Information Technology
B.A., Univeristy of Texas at Austin
A native of Austin, Texas, Todd graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and upon graduation, worked for several years in the commercial construction and insurance industries. From 2002 – 2006, he served on active duty as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, including a combat tour in Iraq and participation in Operation Unified Assistance (Indonesia Tsunami Relief). Upon his return to Austin, Todd joined Strategic Forecasting, Inc., where he served as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Corporate Relations. Recalled to active duty military service in 2007, Todd returned to Iraq as a Marine Advisor to the Iraqi Military in Al Anbar Province. He returned to Austin in 2008 and became President/CEO of Explore Austin, a 6-year program designed to change the lives of underserved youth through mentoring and outdoor adventure. During his tenure as CEO, Explore Austin received several awards, including the 2009 "Learning in Action Award" from Greenlights for Nonprofit Success and the 2011 John Covert Watson award for "Vision" from the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin.
Todd transitioned back to the for-profit sector in October 2012, joining AQUILA Commercial, a full-service commercial real estate firm in Austin. As President of AQUILA Commercial, Todd lead the company’s day-to-day operations and business development. During his tenure, AQUILA was named one of Austin’s top 10 “Best Places to Work” and among Austin’s “Fast 50” companies (mid-size).
Todd is a member of the Board of Directors of Explore Austin, as well as several other Austin area nonprofits. He sits on the Board of Directors of Trinity Episcopal School, The American Red Cross of Central Texas, Songwriting With: Soldiers, and Aware Awake Alive. In addition, he serves as the Co-Chairman of the Children In Nature Collaborative of Austin and a member of The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Council. He is the 2012 winner of the Austin Under 40 Award (Youth & Education Category), is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and is an Outward Bound instructor. As a public speaker and emcee, he has given numerous talks on Leadership, Service, Following your passion(s), Mentoring, Military and Outdoor Adventure.