Since moving from Batavia, Illinois, to Des Moines in January 2016, Bob has become involved in several Clive community activities. He has served on the Board of Adjustments since 2017. He joined the Clive Community Health and Wellness Initiative in October 2017 and is currently the Track Coordinator for the Initiative. He was nominated and approved as a Board Member for the Clive Community Foundation in February 2019. He and his wife, Amy, have participated in the annual Clive Lions Club Holiday Basket program the past two years. He also spends one day a week at the Food Bank of Iowa serving as a Core Volunteer working with agencies and training volunteer groups.
While in Batavia, Bob volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Naperville Animal Shelter, and was a program coordinator at a Career Development Center.
His career includes 28 years in the beverage industry working for Miller Brewing Company and Sam Adams and 14 years in education working for Universal Technical Institute and WyoTech.
Bob has a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
He and his wife Amy have been married for 29 years and have three children. Austin, a 2015 Drake graduate, Zoe, who will graduate from Bradley University in 2019 with a nursing degree, and Mason, a recent graduate from Des Moines Area Community College in Business Administration.