Since 1989, Todd has worked as a fisheries biologist for several agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, the University of Vermont Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit, and currently, NOAA Fisheries. His research on the East Coast focused on the habitat requirements of Atlantic salmon, assessing over winter mortality, and how those factors influence smolt production. On the West Coast, Todd has worked on a variety of projects, such as lake fertilization to promote sockeye growth and abundance, coded-wire tagging of hatchery and wild coho, and monitoring anadromous fish passage through logging road culverts. Recently, Todd assisted other program members on a boulder-weir monitoring project with the Bureau of Land Management in Coos Bay, Oregon. Todd received a B.S. degree in Fisheries Biology from the University of Vermont in 1991 and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Fisheries Biology at the University of Washington.
Current projects include a juvenile salmonid movement and survival study in coastal Olympic Peninsula streams in cooperation with the Intensively Monitored Watershed program and assisting team members with a colonization study in the Cedar River watershed.