Bob was born and raised in Cheyenne, graduating from East High School in 1970. He attended the University of Wyoming and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honor. After working as a welder and then as a park ranger for the State of Wyoming Recreation Commission, Bob accepted a position at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne. He retired after 32 years of service as the Chief of Acquisition, Contracting and Materiel Management Service.
Bob, a lifelong Wyoming resident, built his own home east of Cheyenne in 1981. He has three children and five grandchildren, all of whom live in Wyoming.
Bob has a variety of interests and hobbies. He enjoys playing guitar, creative writing (he has published one book and is working on a second one), backpacking in Wyoming's mountains and stock car racing. Bob raced for ten years and was a late model track champion at Big Country Speedway in 1979. He was a late model crew chief for many years after he stopped driving stock cars. He has also been collecting militaria, specializing in helmets and headgear, for over 50 years, starting his sizeable collection at the age of twelve.