Todd was a fourth generation stone quarrier and pipe maker, who worked with the pipestone for over thirty years.

Todd was a seasonal craft demonstrator for the Pipestone Indian Shrine Association before he passed away.

A master artist, he specialized in Hatchet head pipes with beautiful sumac stems with burnt designs, and other outstanding examples of many other traditional pipe styles.

He also made accessories such as: pipe tamper sticks, paperweights and pendants.

He was an enrolled member of the Sisseton – Wahpeton Dakota Nation.

Todd journeyed to the Spirit World in 2008