Bob has been a Licensed Tax Consultant in Oregon since 1999, and is the summer manager of the Illinois Valley Visitor Center. He was formerly General Manager of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in New Haven, CT. He received a B.S. in Geology from Michigan State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from Cornell University, and has extensive experience in geophysics in both industrial and academic settings. He served as both Vice-Chair and Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Valley Community Response Team, and is on the Board of the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization's MicroBusiness Revolving Loan Fund, which he chaired for several years.