- About Us
Todd is a North State Native, raised in Weaverville. He loves Shasta County and is thankful to be part of the Economic Development Team. After high school he joined the US Marine Corps and served as a Topographical Intelligence Specialist, serving primarily in Washington DC and Okinawa, Japan. He then went on to Humboldt State University where he earned a Political Science Degree. He worked for Congressman Wally Herger in his Redding Field Office until his retirement. Upon his retirement, Todd was selected to attend the Coro Center for Civic Leadership’s Fellowship in Public Affairs and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area with a multitude of different entities. After the Coro Fellowship, he returned to Redding with his wife Ericka to start a family and now is the proud father of three boys, Hunter, Zach, and Tanner. Todd holds an MBA from Western Governors University
Erik is a California transplant that relocated from Michigan in 2018. He enjoys the boundless sunshine and recreation our county has to offer, and he’s proud to contribute creativity and marketing strategy to our region’s story. Erik brings a wide range of skills to the EDC. He spent over a decade in live TV, photography, and graphic design, before discovering that marketing and strategy were an even better fit for his talents. After spending a few years exploring the marketing side of state government he met his wife, took a hop, skip, and jump across the country and got plugged into Redding. When Erik’s not at the EDC he is with his better half running their small business and engaging our local startup scene. Erik believes our region has a bright future and looks forward to contributing to our economic prosperity today and long into the future!