Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University, graduating with a B.S. degree in psychology. He attended medical school at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. While still in med school, Bob paid a visit to Oregon and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. He moved to The Dalles with his wife, Barb, and their two daughters in 1989. In his spare time, Bob enjoys flying, hiking, road biking, astronomy, and spending time with family and friends.