I was right uptown for this interview and enjoyed every minute of it. This week’s guest knew from a young age that he wanted to be a fire fighter / paramedic. Certainly it was a large step to his current position. An extremely driven person, he comes from a long line of community service folks. His father retired from the local police force, mom (Carole) worked for the city police, sister, Tricia Keeling, is running for Hillsboro’s Town Board and his Aunt Evelyn Swaim is on the Waynetown Board. Todd absolutely loves every second of his job, but often goes home exhausted. 40 or so messages greet him on his cell phone each morning. Even when he has an exceptionally tough day, he looks back on it and knows that he did the right things. At a meeting awhile back, he said he got a great philosophy, “Every day, I wake up and say, whose life can I touch today?” No doubt his work is not an 8-5, Monday-Friday type job, but instead, “It goes on and ya’ have to be ready,” says Mayor Todd Barton.