When told by his high school guidance counselor that he should consider jobs in show business, the two that raced to Todd's mind were Radio DJ and "that guy who pours the sawdust after people throw up at Disney." Sadly, Todd chose the less prestigious of the two. After many years of paying his dues, Todd climbed the corporate ladder only to discover it wasn't rated to support his weight. After regaining consciousness, Todd vowed never to give up - unless he got hungry; and he currently holds the completely fabricated and self-appointed title of Chief Buffoonery Officer at a group of local radio stations. Daily challenges include analyzing listener metrics, creating award winning ad campaigns and planning healthy snacks for the other children.
Todd's personal life has been no less exciting. After many failed relationships...so, so SO many failed relationships...Todd finally found a woman who was just as difficult to live with as was he. After coming to the extremely correct conclusion that no one else on the planet could ever tolerate either one of them - the two tied the knot in a subdued, private ceremony, successfully avoiding the prying camera lenses of the paparazzi. Today Todd and his lovely bride Stephanie live a quiet life with their two little dogs in a modest self-storage unit (climate controlled of course!) where they practice their shared hobbies of selling hair to doll repair specialists, extreme couponing and starvation.
Along the way it came as a pleasant surprise to all that Stephanie, although completely inexperienced, also had a flair for talking on the radio. Now the two often share the airwaves on KIX Country 92.9 FM, and have eventual hopes of one day becoming the area's top rated husband and wife radio team - assuming upper management falls for their bluff about "you-know-who" and the "you-know-what."
Performing in front of an appreciative audience has always been a passion of Todd's and being invited to participate in this year's Comedy For A Cause is truly the zenith of his career. Or, as his lawyers put it: "charity work may convince the court to reconsider its earlier sentence, so just do it." The future indeed looks bright for this broadcast professional (even his mother says so) and the sky is the limit for Todd Matthews, affectionately know to the world as "The Little Engine That Could."