Recovery Advocate, Public Speaker & Interventionist.


Todd is more than an interventionist, public speaker, and author, he’s a storyteller and motivator, who inspires others as a thought-leader on recovery, to not only realize their potential but live it.

His gripping memoir “Dying for Triplicate,” which details his harrowing 17-year addiction to prescription painkillers, through detox and into his first 18 months of recovery, has helped thousands of other addicts find their way into treatment.

In addition to his writing, intervening and speaking, he is the Founder and CEO of ALL in Interventions, a state certified Drug & Alcohol counselor (CADC) and one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the United States.

Todd is also the co-founder of The Nowell Family Foundation, a non-profit he created along with Jim “Papa” Nowell. Set to open late in 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, will bear the name “Bradley’s House,” and will be dedicated specifically to treating male musicians with opiate-addiction-a first of its kind.

In 2016 his story became the subject of the award-winning documentary “The Long Way Back The Story of Todd ‘Z-man’ Zalkins,” which premiered at film festivals nationwide in 2017.  The film was picked up for worldwide distribution and will be available for release on Amazon, iTunes and DVD in October.

Todd is FOUNDER and CEO of the Four Keys, INC a vertical enterprise that encompasses ALL in RECOVERY: interventions, treatment, education and post-treatment care. Current curriculum includes workshops centered in helping addicts and alcoholics develop new tools for integrating back into life clean and sober. These two-day sessions are dedicated to inspiring and motivating individuals to further their recovery.

Todd lives in Long Beach, California, swims and surfs regularly, prays daily, is extremely active in his recovery, still rocks out with his punk rock band, and loves his clean and sober life.