Todd grew up in northern Illinois enjoying a rural landscape dominated by bur oaks until suburban sprawl overran the farms and fields. Numerous family camping trips to the vaunted Wisconsin state parks system at an early age introduced him to wilder lands valued by residents. This is what put him on a path of exploring the Baraboo Hills over forty years ago.
An undergraduate Art degree from UW-Madison and an MFA from Northern Illinois University are the foundation for a career of promoting ecological themes through drawing, painting and cartooning. After moving to Baraboo in 1997 with his family, Todd began working with many local environmental groups where he learned about healthy land management practices.
These outdoor experiences are shared by many of our members, who support reconnecting the local inhabitants to their traditions of understanding, protecting and celebrating the bluffs. This is the fifth year in which Todd has been BRPA's Director and as always, he encourages you to join us out here.