Since the age of five, Todd has been out in the woods with his family, enjoying the Adirondacks’ remote spruce-covered forests and rugged mountains. Growing up, it was a way of life that followed the natural cycles of each passing season. When the lakes and ponds froze up in early January, his dad and grandfather would put out their hand-built plywood fish shanty in anticipation of catching lake trout and landlocked salmon. By mid-April, the first signs of spring weather arrived with the honking chorus of Canada geese and it was the season to troll for brook trout. Eventually, the long, warm summer days would come to pass and it was time for family vacations spent camping, swimming and fishing. While all of these seasons and memories remain special to this day, it’s always been the allure of the Adirondack deer season that has captured Todd’s heart and imagination.
Hunting and fishing are a wonderful privilege, and with this privilege comes an ongoing responsibility of stewardship; a responsibility to pass it on to the next generation. Todd is a life member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and serves as a volunteer on the New York BHA chapter board. Todd is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He’s a Sustaining Member of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and a 22 year member of the Society of American Foresters.
"I feel that conservation is important because America’s treasured wild places, wildlife, and future generations can’t speak for themselves. Hunting and fishing are a wonderful privilege, and with this privilege comes an ongoing responsibility of stewardship; a responsibility to pass it on to the next generation."
Todd always enjoys still-hunting and tracking whitetail deer on snow and serenading eastern turkeys in the early spring woods. He is an aspiring western hunter and enjoys a DIY public land elk hunt in southwest Colorado annually.
Todd is also a co-founder and host of the East to West Hunting Podcast, a community of DIY hunters and anglers focusing on outdoor mentorship & conservation advocacy. The podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher at eastwesthunt's podcast and at their website. Todd was recently interviewed by The Hunting Angle and continues to be a strong community member with Hunt To Eat.
"We're average women and men who love America's wild places and our connections to wild food."
Todd lives in Chestertown, NY with his wife Wendy and their 5 year old daughter, who is a proficient camper and blue gill angler.
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