Todd works for Swenson Welding. Before this position, he underwent two years of vocational training at Wilmar Vocational School, and has been welding in the field ever since. Todd has done a significant amount of independent welding, and has held numerous welding positions at companies such as Stockholm Refrigeration, Pipestone Dairy Equipment, and Redlinger, Inc. He received qualification and training through these in-field experiences in partnership with American Engineering of Sioux Falls. He also teaches classes at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown. These include proper welding procedures such as appropriate hand skills, techniques, settings of welding equipment, polishing and finishing the weld. Todd’s objective for teaching is to turn out quality workmanship in the welding field. He believes with the proper instruction, students will have valuable skills that allow them to compete for higher paying jobs.