For those of you that have the privilege of knowing and working out with Todd, you totally understand why he is June’s Member of the Month! His hilarious subtle comments are just a part of what makes him so likable. Todd works hard every single day and always has a positive spirit. For those that do not know, Todd is a bit of an artist….he even painted the gym wall and basically helped Matt come up with the idea in the first place! Thank you Todd for all you do! Congrats on being chosen as Member of the Month!
Where are you from, and what brought you Birmingham? I grew up in St. Louis and moved to Birmingham with my wife so she could pursue a degree in Library Science...also her family is from T-town.
How long have you been a teacher, and what do you teach? I have been teaching for 21 years. I currently teach AP Biology, but have taught zoology, human anatomy, all forms of biology and botany
What is your favorite CrossFit movement?
Deadlift, without question
How many tattoos do you have, and what are they?
I have 5 "areas" of tattoos. My right arm is a mural of "The Jungle Book" my favorite book/movie from long ago. My left arm has two angels that are from a book I wrote a couple of years ago called the New Realm, My back is a painting I did inspired by samurais and High plains drifter era westerns iconography. My left ankle area has various stuff, but mainly letters from my Daughter and Wife's name, the right leg has some stuff, mainly number from important dates in my life...WOW that took a while to explain
What is your proudest CrossFit accomplishment?
My proudest moment it really every time I complete a WOD...It is really hard for me and I am so happy when they are over!
What is your favorite thing about CrossFit Irondale?
Favorite thing about CrossFit Irondale is that everyone is really supportive and everyone is dedicated to both their health and other pursuits in life.
What would you like us to know about you?
I guess that I really appreciate the words of support, I want everyone to know this because I'm sure most of the time I look like I might be passing a kidney stone or having some sort of gastric event due to my complete and utter exhaustion and pain experience while trying to jump 20 inches in the air or pushing that silly bar up in the air in some convoluted manner: