Tod Carson is an antique dealer, designer and owner of Tod Carson Antiques, a premier antique dealer and showroom located in Scottsdale. “My business focuses on curating incredible 18th- and 19th-century European antiques and decorative arts.” Learn about Tod Carson…
First Job: Dishwasher at Organ Stop Pizza.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: I always enjoy a drive to Carefree, Sedona or the Superstition Mountains. Hopefully discovering a place for lunch.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: My commitment to my mother and father who both suffered from severe illnesses.
Someone who inspires you and why: Saint Francis of Assisi inspires me because of his unwavering commitment to love, compassion, humility and service to others.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Entering the antique and design business requires great taste and a sense of style. Those two skills are approximately 15 percent of the job. If you are good at math, book-keeping and possess strong organizational skills, you have a chance to succeed. Take every internship you can.
Favorite quote: “Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” —Minor Myers, Jr.
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I can be very reflective.
What makes someone fabulous: A person is fabulous when they are intelligent, creative, charismatic, confident, can be a good friend and most of all happy.