Todd has actively been buying, selling, and restoring vintage boats since the mid-seventies. He has personally owned over 1000 vintage boats. He is a leading authority in the vintage boating field, proficient in the history and authenticity of well-known and obscure boat builders and designers. His personal resources include a 6,000-item library, which contain the complete collections of Weston Farmer N.A. (ELCO boats) and William Tenney. Todd frequently lectures on the historical perspective of restoration procedures for vintage watercraft and has been called upon to be an expert witness in cases involving wooden boats.