Co-owner, Kearney Floral Co.,
and keyboardist for Thalken, Tesdall and Thalken
“Decorator for the Stars“
Everyone knows Lois Thalken loves to be on stage, and assumes Todd is there for backup – or that his primary role is decorator and businessman. But Todd may be hiding his real talent – is it tap-dancing? Todd’s skills with floral and decorating are indeed unmatched, but maybe his dancing skills are worthy of applause just like his performances with Thalken, Tesdall and Thalken. Todd is active on the Kearney Public Library Foundation Board, Merryman Performing Arts Center Board, and has been involved with YMCA, Good Samaritan Society, Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra, on MONA Spirit Steering Committee, CLASS ACT Steering Committee and Goodwill Campaign.
Dancing experience: “Tap-dancing at age 30!”
Favorite dance style: Latin or L5atin-influenced
Least favorite dance style or step: Contemporary or modern
Favorite memory involving dance: “Following our daughters for years in dance competitions and recitals.”
Memorable dance achievement: “Hmmm, no.”
Go-to dance move: “Smile and sway.”
Song that will absolutely get you on the dance floor: “At Last” (Etta James)
Favorite dance partner: “My wife Lois – once she drags me out on the dance floor.
Why did I decide to participate in KDWTS?: “The event is so much fun for everyone involved, while funding such valuable Kearney Rotary projects.”