Todd Spiering, has been building custom circus gear and providing aerial rigging services since 2013. Inspired by his local circus community--including his daughter, Nina, who started training on aerial silks at the age of 8--he saw an opportunity to create innovative aerial equipment that was strong, durable, easy to transport, and affordably priced. Todd is known for dreaming up one-of-a-kind aerial pieces that are compatible with his modular aerial rig, which allows users to reconfigured parts they already own to create a different kind of apparatus! Todd has over 20 years of professional experience in commercial and residential construction, and specialized in building high-end stair systems with elaborate curved designs that involved both metal and wood, making him an expert in working with and engineering these materials. Over the years, he has gained many different skills which he now applies to building innovative aerial gear for performers, instructors and event producers all over the U.S. Todd’s professional work experience has given him a greater understanding of how to efficiently troubleshoot complex rigging situations and easily execute complicated installation work. His experience as a father (his daughter is an aerialist) means that he understands the risks involved in aerial arts, and is another reason that he prioritizes safety and builds the strongest gear possible!