UCF). While pursuing his degree, he developed a passion for space exploration and became active in reviving the then-dormant UCF chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). During this time he held several leadership positions including President of the SEDS UCF Chapter, Vice-Chair of the SEDS National Board of Directors, and President of the UCF Chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau, the National Honor Society for Aerospace Engineering. Todd’s senior design project focused on the development of a prototype electromagnetic attitude control system for a CubeSat miniature satellite. While in school he attended the 2005 Space Generation Congress in Fukuoka, Japan, participated in the 2006 Next Generation Exploration Conference at NASA Ames Research Center as an invited delegate, and helped to organize the annual SEDS National Conference, SpaceVision 2006, held at UCF.
ZERO-G) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and became trained as a weightless flight coach. Since then, Todd has accumulated over 300 weightless parabolas on 20 flights, and is still active as a ZERO-G coach.
In March of 2006 Todd was selected to serve as Assistant Engineer for Crew 46 of the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah as part of the joint NASA-Mars Society Spaceward Bound program, during which time he participated in the Family Living Analysis on Mars Expedition (FLAME) and accumulated several hours of analog Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA).
Todd’s diverse professional career began with two years as a Mission Control Specialist for Bigelow Aerospace Mission Operations in Las Vegas, NV where he was responsible for command and control during on-orbit satellite operation of the Genesis I and Genesis II experimental inflatable spacecraft. Following his time at Bigelow Aerospace, he returned to Florida and gained further experience at Lockheed Martin leading an interdisciplinary team of engineers developing training material for a new military software application. Todd has worked at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) supporting the development of NASA spaceport ground systems for ASRC Aerospace, and currently he is working with Space Florida supporting commercial suborbital launches out of Cape Canaveral.
Todd lives in Orlando, FL with his wife Nola and their son Owen. He enjoys surfing and the outdoors, and plays the bass guitar in a local rock band.