Todd, 55, died from natural causes in Victor, Mont., August 24, 2010. A 1974 graduate of Hamilton High School, Todd started his career at the U.S. Forest Service and worked at the West Fork Ranger Station maintaining trails. The following year, he went to work for the Interagency Hotshot crew out of East Fork near Sula. Todd jumped in Missoula from 1976 through 1981, and 1984-85. Todd was a Life Member of the NSA. In the fire off-season, he attended college at the University of Montana and Montana Tech, graduating with a master's degree in electrical engineering in 1987. Upon graduation, Todd was chosen for the Who's Who list for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an honor granted to fewer than 1,000 graduates worldwide. He started his own engineering consulting firm, working in places such as Germany, Canada, Belgium, Alaska and the Arctic.
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