He is a graduate of Michigan State University, and retired with over 27 years with the Grand Rapids Police Department.  Since college he has been active in historical reenacting and black powder shooting.  He worked as a consultant and reenactor extra on the 1991 movie The Last of the Mohicans, and as the technical advisor and reenactor coordinator for the 1998 History Channel series Frontier: Legends of the Old Northwest.  He has coordinated and led historical staff rides for the U.S. Army’s elite 10th Mountain Division and the Connecticut National Guard’s 101st Infantry Regiment.   Mr. Todish has authored or coauthored nine books, three of which have won major awards, and he has just recently signed a contract with a New York publisher to coauthor an illustrated history of Rogers’ Rangers along with his long time friend, historical artist and author Gary Zaboly.