Bob graduated as a civil engineer and has worked for the federal and provincial governments, a private engineering consulting firm and has taught at the University of Guelph and Georgian College. He also had a two year civil engineering assignment with CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) in Malaysia. Bob moved to an acreage under forest management just south of Horseshoe Valley in 1979. He is married and has three married sons and six grandchildren. His main activities in Copeland Forest have been hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. He believes that the Copeland Forest Friends Association is important in order to keep this resource intact for future generations.