Todd has been involved in woodworking since dropping out of William and Mary after his freshman year and going to work for a construction company building custom houses. Since then he has worked both as a trim carpenter, a remodeler and in several cabinet shops. In addition, he spent six months at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding studying the craft of traditional boatbuilding. He now owns a small shop in Charlottesville, Virginia, and makes a living building cabinets and furniture. His furniture has been featured in the Artful Home Print catalog, and in 2012 he was juried into the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show as an emerging artist.
"When I started designing and building my own furniture three years ago I made a conscious effort to develop a style that -- if not my own -- was one that very few people are doing these days. I almost accidentally stumbled upon the craft of veneering, fell in love with the materials, process and results, and developed a style that I feel combines the simplicity of mid-century modern and Danish designs, with a dash of Brutalism thrown in for good measure. I strive for simple, aesthetically pleasing designs that feature the character and figure of the wood over fancy details. I also see veneering as an environmentally friendly process, since I can use rare and exotic woods much more efficiently than if I was restricted to solid material."