Todd Aldrich grew up in the Milwaukee, WI area. His mother inspired in him a love for singing and symphonic music. She was the featured soloist in his neighborhood church choir, and wrote reviews of the local symphony performances for the newspaper. Todd graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and while still licensed to practice law in MN, is retired from active practice. Prior to attending law school as an older student – he passed the bar exam at age 60! – he served in senior leadership roles in emerging and growth companies in health care, medical technology, banking, and insurance. He also has extensive experience as a private equity investor. Helping companies start up and grow as an executive or as a member of their Board has helped him provide more effective advice and counsel, because he has “been there and done that” for organizations who face similar business challenges and risks.
Todd’s area of interests include business and marketing strategy, branding, business development, board governance, administration, human resources and benefits, and union negotiations.
He moved to Santa Barbara in 2016 with his wife Allyson after their two children took jobs in CA. He is active as a Corporate Director for a manufacturing firm in the plastics industry, and is volunteer President and Board Chair for the Santa Barbara Choral Society. He also serves on the Board of the Montecito Rotary Foundation. Over the years he has served and chaired non-profit boards including Project for Pride in Living, an affordable housing and workforce development nonprofit in Minneapolis, and the St. Paul, MN YMCA.
He was a competitive sailor in scows as a youth, and in 2009 competed in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, an international bike race. He loves golf, and spoils his dog Winnie with daily hikes in the hills and canyons of Santa Barbara and Montecito.