Sarah Palin is perhaps one of the most famous Alaskans. The ninth governor of Alaska, Sarah resumed office from 2006 to 2009. While Sarah is best known for her involvement in politics, it is not the only field where she achieved success. Over the years, Sarah Palin has worked as a commentator, author, and reality television personality. Talking about her personal life Sarah recently divorced her longtime husband Todd Palin who is an American oil field production operator and commercial fisherman. While Todd primarily rose to fame after being announced as the First Gentleman of Alaska from 2006 to 2009, he has found enormous success in his field. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Todd Palin.
Todd Michelle Palin was born on the 6th of December 1964 in Dillingham, Alaska. Born to James F. “Jim” and Blanche Palin (née Roberts), Todd spent much of his early life in Alaska. Todd graduated from Wasilla High School in 1982 and went off to college. While he has taken a few college courses, Todd doesn’t hold a college degree.
After finishing high school, Todd started working for BP in the North Slope oil fields of Alaska. However, when Sarah was elected as the Governor of Alaska, Todd resigned from his position to avoid a conflict of interest. This resignation came when his employer became involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations with his wife’s administration. As a result, Todd was forced to leave his position as production supervisor, a position he had spent the last 18-years in. The resignation laster for 7 months and Todd once again joined the BP. The decision came in the wake of an income shortage for his family. However, to avoid conflict of interest he accepted a non-management position as a production operator.
He later resigned from the position on September 18, 2009, with the stated reason as a desire to spend more time with his family. Since then, Todd has been actively worked as a commercial salmon fisherman at Bristol Bay on the Nushugak River.
Life as the First Gentlemen:
When Todd was appointed as the First Gentlemen, he spent most of his tenure encouraging young Alaskans to consider jobs in the oil and gas industry. He often assisted Sarah and worked as the unofficial advisor to the government.
Champion snowmobile racer:
From a relatively young age, Todd has always participated in the Tesoro Iron Dog which is the world’s longest snowmobile race. He is a four-time champion and bragged titles in, 1995, 2000,2002, and 2007. His most recent race was in 2016, which was less than ideal. Todd was seriously injured in an accident and suffered from a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, a broken clavicle, and a broken shoulder blade.
Todd married his high-school sweetheart in August 1988. In their years of togetherness, the Palin’s gave birth to five children. Their eldest Track Charles James (b. 1989) is a US Army Veteran and was deployed to Iraq on September 11, 2008. He was followed by, Bristol Sheeran Marie (b. 1990), Willow Bianca Faye (b. 1994), Piper Indy Grace (b. 2001), and Trig Paxson Van (b. 2008), who has Down syndrome. The pair shared a loving relationship which is why it shocked fans when they found out that Todd was filing for a divorce. He filed for divorce in September 2019, citing “incompatibility of temperament”. The divorce finalized in March 2020.