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About David Todd
David A. Todd holds Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering. He is also a genealogist by avocation, an environmentalist by choice, and a writer by passion. David grew up in Rhode Island, where he attended public schools in Cranston and then the University of Rhode Island. In his adult life, David has lived in Kansas City; Saudi Arabia; Asheboro, North Carolina; Kuwait; and currently resides in Northwest Arkansas. Along the way, David acquired a love for history and poetry.
David currently works at CEI Engineering Associates, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas. He is Corporate Trainer for Engineering, which includes planning and conducting training classes and mentoring younger staff. He is the senior engineer at the company, and hence gets called on to do the more difficult projects that most of the younger engineers don't feel confident to tackle. He has recently worked on a number of floodplain studies and mapping projects, and is a registered engineer in three states, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and a Certified Construction Specifier (certification lapsed).
David has been actively pursuing genealogy for fifteen years, and has documented much of his and his wife's ancestry and family history. He has been writing creatively for eleven years, has completed one novel (unpublished), begun a second, planned a third, and has a dozen more waiting their turn to escape from the gray cells to paper or pixels. David has also written a number of poems; sonnets are his preferred form – and has had nine poems published. He has also written a newspaper column (historical-political), feature articles for the local weekly, and is actively pursuing magazine freelancing. David also authors a twice-monthly column at Buildipedia.
David is married to Lynda, and they reside in Bella Vista, AR. They have two adult children.