Todd Graves earned his master's degree in Geography from the University of Memphis. He worked as an intern thereafter with the City of Lakeland as well as Ducks Unlimited utilizing Geographic Information Systems. He subsequently pursued a career in GIS with the City of Bartlett and has worked there for the last 5 years. He was promoted to GIS Manager for Bartlett. He is also an active member with MAGIC (Memphis Area Geographic Information Council) in the geographic community.
Todd helped to create a mapping system for the country of Ethiopia, Africa. He helped to implement a process of mapping relief efforts for that country. He became involved in this program after visiting and meeting the director of missions for the country. He realized the potential for GIS to help with their efforts and began to administer and design a system to meet those needs.
Todd is the father of two thriving boys. He is watching them grow into a potential engineer and a potential artist. He also is an avid backpacker. He hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 1994: A 2,100 mile trek that took 7 months. He has also completed around 800 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail and plans on finishing this trail which extends from Mexico to Canada when time affords.