Todd was raised in Petersburg, Va. and attended the Virginia Military Institute. Upon graduation Todd was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. During his time in the Air Force Todd logged more than 3,000 flying hours, over 400 combat hours in the KC-135 aircraft and is a veteran of multiple conflicts. Todd retired from active duty in 2010 as a lieutenant colonel.
Upon Todd's retirement from the Air Force he joined the staff at Mikado Baptist Church in Macon, GA where he served as the Discipleship Pastor until 2018. Todd founded and led the Nehemiah Men's Home in 2013, a faith-based and Christ-centered residential recovery program for men. In 2015, the Nehemiah Men's Home combined resources with Next Step Christian Men's Home. In 2017 these two ministries changed their name to Next Step Recovery Ministries. Today Todd is the Executive Director of Next Step Recovery Ministries.
Additionally, Todd served as the Co-Chairman for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Office of Transition, Support, and Reentry. He often sits on expert panels concerning addiction recovery, prison reform and reentry, and speaks at federal, state, and local events. Todd has been named Contributor of the Year for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, received the Red Cross Home Town Hero Award, and other national awards for addiction recovery and helping men overcome crippling life decisions.
Todd is a certified John Maxwell Team leadership coach, speaker, and trainer and enjoys speaking at leadership, team building, and fundraiser events. He also holds an Addiction Specialist certification from Stanford University, a Ph.D. in Counseling, and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Todd and Cecilia have been married since 1990, and have three children and two grandchildren.