Todd Kenneth McKellips (born March 11, 1982) is an American born, multi-skilled, entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and business man. Born in Tacoma, Washington, McKellips was home schooled (K-12) and graduated (k-8) Rod and Staff curriculum, High School with A Beka (1997) and again graduated with WA state Home school in (2002) to take part in an actual graduation ceremony and prom experience. Todd went on to Pierce Community College (1998-2002) studying Graphic Design, mysql, website development, A+ computer certification, Microsoft certifications, then attending Green River Community College studying criminal justice and broadcasting (2003-2005), after which Todd transferred to multiple colleges including Boise State, Liberty University to finish a Masters Program in (2016).
ENTREPRENEUR: McKellips currently sits on the Board of multiple different business entities. Todd’s desire is to be in full time ministry and maintain an entrepreneurial lifestyle, encouraging everyone to startup their own businesses as well. Currently he is mostly involved in these entities.
CAREER: Currently Todd works with Costco Wholesale Corporation In Issaquah, Washington. Costco is a fortune 500 as of 2014, it is the second largest retailer in the United States and the third largest in the world and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States. His goal at Costco is to work in marketing with the company and indirectly build a legacy with Costco, creating future market strategies bringing Costco to a entire different level. With future aspirations of becoming a independent board member of the large company. “Be driven, keep your goals high and they will be attainable.” McKellips says.
EARLY LIFE: Work ethic was a major role growing up. Todd’s dad Scott McKellips work for metro transit agencies and worked allot with law enforcement, disability organizations such as T.A.C.I.D, Salvation Army and such. His parents really promoted serving others should be of utmost priority. Todd’s mom was a Home school homemaker and worked hard keeping up with three of Todd’s younger brothers, Andrew, Quinn & Luke McKellips. The family had hard financial times and never was well to do. Todd was very much encouraged to do work in the neighborhood to earn money and help out. At the age of 10 Todd took up a Tacoma News Paper route and Dad and brother Drew would assist. At the age of 12 Todd started Admiral Services a landscaping company which turned into a cleaning business as well through his teens. At the age of fourteen Todd took a huge interest in Computers and taught himself to build and repair and started NW PC Techs.
INJURY & ILLNESS: Todd was injured in (2005) with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Tacoma Police (the whole story here) he developed more neurological complications from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) to Lactose Intolerance, Celiac Disease (2010), Depression, Anxiety, Hives, Fructose Malabsorption, to Steatorrhea diagnosed recently, going in for test soon per doctors orders for Osteoporosis, and potential Adenocarcinoma (cancer). Todd has a very low immune system and has a very limited diet, even forcing his wife and son to undergo a strict gluten free diet as well. It’s been very tough to adapt but Todd looks on the bright side being able to help others with dietary complications and desires to create awareness. Todd renamed his stage DJ name to DJ Gluten Free in (20012) specifically for this cause and he’s the worlds official DJ Gluten FREE.