Tod was born Fort McMurray, AB, and raised in Vermilion, AB. He played junior hockey with several clubs in the WHL and AJHL. From there, he continued his education at the University of Calgary gaining a BA in History and English. He joined the Canadian Air force, and proudly served as an officer in the air force for 10 years. He then worked overseas in the Middle East, before coming back to Canada to settle with Sarah and their children Ana and Ryan. Tod currently works for Westjet Airlines, but is often found at the rink coaching, or helping Sarah with anything she needs for Motion Equine!