Biography

Todd Zink is a husband, father, decorated Marine Corps officer, and dedicated Deputy District attorney with a life long record of service to our community and country from his youth as an Eagle Scout and in student government to the present.

Todd Zink followed in his father’s and grandfathers’ footsteps in military service by earning a scholarship in the Naval ROTC program at the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, Todd was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He became an infantry officer and a graduate of Ranger, Combat Dive, and Airborne Schools. Shortly after, he served in Somalia to help restore order thus preventing mass starvation.

Later as a Marine, he worked in Encino while living in Thousand Oaks and doing community outreach events in the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys at schools, in cities and with small businesses. His grandparent’s house where he would visit as a boy was nearby in Reseda.

After completing his active duty service, Todd earned a degree from Loyola Law School in the evenings focusing on real estate and human rights law while working full-time in the pharmaceutical and biopharma sales industries, and serving in the Marine Reserve.

A few months after 9-11, Todd’s Marine reserve company from Naval Base Ventura County was activated as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and became part of the only reserve infantry battalion to take part in the march to Baghdad to oust Saddam Hussein. During this operation he orchestrated close air support missions in the push to Baghdad.

Shortly after his return from Iraq, Todd was selected as a Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Todd’s work on behalf of the People of Los Angeles County included serving communities in Compton, Watts. Beverly Hills, Sylmar, San Fernando and Van Nuys, where he is currently assigned to the prosecution of serious and violent felony offenders in the San Fernando Valley. He has been recognized by Super Lawyer Magazine as a “Rising Star” in 2005-07 and 2009.

Lt. Colonel Zink has continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves, participating in exercises around the world including Ukraine and Morocco. He was selected as the battalion commander of the Lone Star Battalion in Texas to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The battalion conducted counter insurgency operations in a dynamic and complex environment that required coalition building and partnering across many lines of operation to include security, economic development, essential services and governance to be successful. The Marines demonstrated perseverance and ingenuity to overcome tremendous obstacles. Todd earned the Bronze Star for his service in the War.

Todd is married to his wife, Christon, a Vietnamese immigrant whose father fought along side American Forces against the communist North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong. Christon is a small business owner and attorney specializing in Workers Compensation Defense. Todd and Christon live in Westlake Village with their two sons; Hunter, age 7, Connor, age 5, and their rescued mutt, Lucky. Both boys attend public schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Todd is also a former member of the Screen Actors Guild.