Born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Todd Howard, 47, joined the U.S. Marines in 1983 at the age of 18. Following four years of duty, Howard left the Marines and relocated his home base to California, where he continued to work as a personal trainer and nutritionist. In 1990, Howard met his wife Randye in Palm Springs, CA. In 1996, Howard was introduced to property management by his future business partner Rick Moore after selling him his home. Soon after the two started their San Diego County based business, which currently owns and manages over 100 properties with a portfolio that includes commercial, resident, and raw land development projects.