Todd holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in English. After teaching high school for a few years, he began taking trips to Russia to work with children abandoned to the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg. This experience led him to forgo teaching and undertake full-time work with the homeless of San Jose. For the past year he has served as the Community Involvement Coordinator at Sacred Heart Community Service, an agency committed to ending poverty in their community. He lives with his wife and two teenage children in San Jose and attends St. Stephen Orthodox Church.