Todd is a native of the Atlanta area, growing up in the small town of Fairburn, GA where he attended Campbell High School. Todd studied at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, and at Georgia State Univeristy in Atlanta, where he received his B.A. in English Literature. He is an amateur historian with a wide variety of interests. HHe is currently pursuing a master's degree in Religious Studies (Comparitive Religion) at Georgia State University, where he also teaches part-time. He lives in Marietta with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Elinor and Sam.