Todd Jason Baker was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1965. He is the grandson of the (late) great leader and speaker Chief Khot-la-cha (Chief Simon Baker). He has lived most of his life in North Vancouver and completed his high school education and many years of post secondary education there. Baker studied fashion, living and working in New York for nine years, as well as throughout Europe. He eventually returned to the West Coast and continues to create art.