brief Matt Todd bio

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

My family moved to White Rock in 1978. I was only 3 at the time but I still remember the corner of North Bluff & Johnston being cleared of trees to make way for Semiahmoo Mall.

November 2004, I bought an apartment at Merklin & Thrift. In summer, you can often see me sitting on my balcony chatting with neighbours as they walk by.

Family is important to me. My mother & I visit my sister Shambrai frequently. My father Howie & his wife Stephanie live in the Dunbar area of Vancouver. I visit my little sisters Caitlin, 11; Kyra, 10; & Erin, 8 as often as I can. I am the guardian of Shandis, 17, who lives me. I usually look after her sister, Tianna, two days each week.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading into a subject I want to know more about. Over the past few years, depending on what I’ve been working on at the time, I’ve studied behavioural economics, urban planning, mosaic construction, television production & website design.

I am a novice graphic designer. I’ve volunteered my services to community groups such as the White Rock Youth Ambassadors & White Rock/South Surrey Foundation’s Semiahmoo Bay International Regatta.

From mid-2004 to the end of 2008, I dedicated myself to City Council projects full time. I chose to make this commitment because there were things I thought were important. It seemed clear to me that they would not happen if I didn’t invest the time to make them work.

I have been a full-time student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since January 2009. My studies are focused on psychology and economics (behaviour economics). The intention is to achieve a masters degree in community planning. I plan to use my training to develop standards for more effective consultation processes, particularly for communities or large organizations facing a serious problem for which there is no clear consensus on a solution.

One Response to “brief Matt Todd bio”

  1. Holli Broomfield Says:

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    You should link this to your Facebook…if you haven’t already. Good stuff!

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