Bob has been an active volunteer with the Southeast Greenway Campaign for 6 years and was elected to serve as Co-Chair, commencing in January 2016.
After graduating from Michigan State University, Bob worked as a planner for cities and counties in California and Michigan for 40 years. He became a planner for Sonoma County in 1984 where he helped develop area plans, wastewater projects, stormwater plans, an aggregate resource management plan, and General Plan elements for water resources, biotic resources, seismic safety and noise.
After crossing the Greenway property for many years and biking in the area, Bob had begun to think about what could be done with the corridor when he ran into the Greenway Campaign early in 2010. Drawn by the potential to transform this neglected land into a community asset, he has been active in the Campaign since then and says he will be until he can someday ride on the planned bike path to Spring Lake.
In addition to improving the bicycle and pedestrian connections from the Santa Rosa community to Spring Lake and surrounding parks, Bob believes that the Greenway paths will serve as a key east-west link helping connect the Sonoma Valley to the SMART path and West County trails. He also sees a great potential for community gardens, recreation facilities, educational programs and other features serving neighborhood needs and looks forward to exploring these possibilities in the planning process ahead.
Bob and his wife have lived in Santa Rosa since 1985. They are active in a local church and have two children and a grandchild living in the Bay Area. Bob plays clarinet in the New Horizons band. He also enjoys travel, hiking, biking, golf, reading, playing harmonica, and song writing.