Todd. graduated in 1991 from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Law & Society in 1991. In 1994, he graduated from Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. From 1995 to 1999 he worked as a Senior Designer for Gary Roger Baird Design. In 1999 he started his own golf design company, Todd Eckenrode - Origins Golf Design.