Bob loves to read, mostly fantasy and science fiction, with some material from all categories, including non-fiction. He also enjoys movies, both good and bad. And since roleplaying games first emerged in the mid-seventies Bob has been a regular player and game master.

Bob has always been intrigued by gadgets, including knives, firearms, flashlights, watches, pens, and just about any variety of personal electronics. He's a trend-setter, discovering and using new gadgets long before they become popular with the general public. Recently he began designing and making knives as a hobby.


Bob grew up in various small towns around central Iowa. He attended both high school and college in Iowa City. Upon graduation Bob moved to Texas looking for a job. After a couple years in San Antonio he made it to Austin. Except for a four-year excursion to Silicon Valley he has been there ever since.