Todd has a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State, where he played baseball and a lifetime Teaching Credential and Masters in Education from USC. He taught school and coached football and baseball for 10 years at Orange high school in Orange County California and during that time he acquired his Administrative Credential from University of California at Irvine.
He started his real estate career in 1979 at Valentine and Associates, and five years later was the co-owner of the company. He also formed Public Land Consultants, to advise school districts on their excess land, and worked with Occidental and Research through its bankruptcy. During this time Todd invested in VisionArt Design and Animation and shortly thereafter became the president of Santa Monica Studios and VisionArt. The company, under Todd’s management grew to 250 employees and worked on films such as Independence Day, Dr. Doolittle, and Godzilla After the company was sold, he returned to commercial real estate at Beitler Commercial is a Vice President of Acquisitions. Todd has done real estate transactions in over 20 states worth over $500 million and has vast experience in all types of commercial real estate transactions, including property management and development.
Todd moved to Texas to be with his grandchildren and obtained a Texas brokers license. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and was elected and became president of Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Education and Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Board of Education. Todd has been married for 35 years, has three children and two grandchildren and resides in New Braunfels Texas.