When asking Todd what he would like to be remembered for, one of his most compelling answers was “Knowing that I saved a lot of lives.” In Todd’s case the lives he refers to are those of the many animals that he and his wife have rescued and placed in good homes.
Born and raised in Murphysboro, Illinois, Todd’s school years were often spent playing sports. Whether it be baseball, basketball, football or track, Todd excelled as a local athlete. After attaining his degree in Psychology, Todd’s work experience exposed him to a great deal of travel and the opportunity to work with people from very diverse backgrounds. These experiences, along with his psychology background and innate ability to read people, were the perfect pre-cursor to his desire to move into sales.
Starting in retail management, Todd worked his way up to Assistant Manager in the electronics industry. After many years in this field, Todd’s desire to grow professionally, along with his interest in helping others, lead him to acquiring both his Insurance, as well as his Real Estate License.
Although he enjoyed helping his clients with their insurance needs, he knew that it was working in real estate that really made him happy. As Todd put it, “I remember helping a young man close on a condo. He didn’t think he would ever be able to buy a home of his own – but we did it! After seeing how happy this young man was the day he closed, I knew that all of my hard work was worth it. It made me so happy to know that I helped him reach a dream that he thought impossible!”
Eventually Todd thought that it might be time to take his career in a new direction. After speaking with a friend who happened to work for GHREA, Todd made the call to owner - Grant Hickman. “I was Wowed” said Todd regarding his meeting with Grant. “Grant not only spent a great deal of time with me, but shared his insights on how to grow my business - all before I was even working for him. He was great!” Between Grant’s generous and professional meeting with Todd, along with the helpful and friendly atmosphere of the company, Todd joined GHREA – and has never looked back. He knew he made the right decision.
An experienced advisor who has a real “knack” for understanding people, Todd is an excellent addition to the GHREA family.