Todd is President of Planetary Exploration Corporation, providing acquisition consulting and project management worldwide. Todd is a 35-year active member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He has served as a Technical Editor for SEG in Seismic Acquisition Oral and Poster presentations since 2010.
Todd received a B.S. in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. At CSM he worked as an instructor for Seismic Field Methods in a hands-on field class for geophysics students. Todd spent his early career as a Field Geophysicist, Party Manager and Supervisor for Western Geophysical in the Middle East and Africa. While working with Western, he wrote several PC programs for refraction analysis and surface-consistent statics that were used on many of its field crews.
Since 1989 he has worked as a Consulting Field Quality Control Geophysicist and Project Manager for more than one hundred projects worldwide.
In 2001 Todd proposed his idea of a simpler, lighter seismic recorder to Aspect Energy. He consulted with Aspect Energy on the concept from 2001-2006. During that time, Todd and his associates were granted several patents for a continuous universal synchronized seismograph. Joining AscendGeo as a full-time employee in 2006, Todd helped with the design and manufacture of the Ultra G4 and G5 recording system and oversaw the field testing in Central America. The Ultra system was the first asynchronous autonomous node recording system.