Todd kept up with his musical studies through school and attended Berklee College of Music for one year. There he studied privately with Gary Chaffee, a world renowned educator with former students the likes of Steve Smith and Vinnie Colaiuta.
In 1988, Todd returned to Chicago and quickly established himself as a first call musician in the recording scene. As an in demand player for live and session work, this led to his association with the band Styx. Todd was called in to record when Styx's John Panozzo was ill. After John Panozzo's untimely death, Todd's position in the band was solidified. During his five years with the band, he has kept busy with a variety of recording and touring with other artists. Todd continues to tour with Styx and works on other recording interests as time permits.
Todd has appeared on records released or unreleased with:
Brian Wilson (Imagination) (Brian Wilson On Tour DVD)
Styx (Greatest Hits 1&2, Return To Paradise, Brave New World, Arch Allies, Cyclorama)
Tommy Shaw (Seven Deadly Zens)
Peter Cetera (One Clear Voice)
Brian Culbertson (After Hours, Secrets, Somethin' Bout Love)
Steve Cole (Stay Awhile)
The Falling Wallendas (The Falling Wallendas, Belittle)
Bob Mamet (Night and Day)
Henry Kapono (Spirit Dancer, Hits)
Wade Hubbard (Insanity Lane)
Billy Ocean, R Kelly, Survivor, Jim Peterik, John Wetton, Joe Lynn Turner, Fareed Haque,
Rochelle, Steve Kolander, Nicholas Markos, Tim Cunningham, Jim Brickman, Danny Kravitz, Into the Green, Bill Dickens, Kane Robberts, and others.