Bob has a long-standing connection with Prince George, having moved away more than once, but always returning. He has very fond memories of being taken to the Prince George Public Library on Saturday mornings starting in 1966 when his family moved here during the Pulp Mill boom. Curious George was initially popular but gave way to Enid Blyton over time and the life-long love of reading took shape.
Bob spent the last 30 years working in the Human Resources field in Prince George. He started with Canfor later moving to UNBC as a founding employee where he helped build the HR Department and the University’s HR programs from the ground up. Following his time at UNBC, for the past many years, Bob worked with Westcoast/Spectra Energy.
Bob served on the Prince George Art Gallery Board as it planned its move and fund raising efforts to build the Twin Rivers Gallery and also worked on Progress PG committees for a number of years. Bob and his wife Catherine have been fortunate to be able to travel extensively and plan to continue this lifelong passion in his, still new, retirement. Gardening, exercise and reading remain important to Bob. He and Catherine believe that public libraries everywhere play key roles in their communities. He continues to be a regular user of the Prince George Public Library and is looking forward to giving back to the place that has always been important in his life.