Todd was born in Sioux Falls and raised in Aberdeen S.D. What started off as riding his bicycle to Lakeland Nurseries as a high school summer job quickly became a full-time career.
The part-time job on a landscape crew continued all while attending Northern State College. At 19 years old, he began to design landscapes and explore the creative side of landscaping. In the late 70’s Todd married and transferred to Sioux Falls, where he then became a full-time landscape designer. Always excited to explore new landscaping trends, Todd has been an innovative leader in new landscape ideas, winning dozens of SDNLA Landscaping Awards. As Lakeland Nurseries changed its name to Landscape Garden Centers in the 80’s, a modern era of landscaping unfolded. Many more landscaping options became available for his clients including: water features, outdoor kitchens, ever-evolving hardscape products, and new plant hybrids.
Todd is always looking for a new design challenge. His passion is listening to his clients’ needs and fulfilling their dreams. Designing a landscape project and personally being involved with a design from start to finish is his greatest satisfaction, along with the pleasure his clients receive from their completed projects and friendships that linger for many years.
Todd is married to Brenda and has one daughter, Brandi. His off-work interests include gardening, hunting, skiing, and traveling with friends to enjoy good food and music concerts.