Bob was born in Ellensburg, WA, and after a very brief stint in Vancouver, WA (America’s Vancouver), he moved with his family to Olympia. A graduate of Olympia High School, Bob attended Willamette University in Salem, OR. In 2007, Bob received his Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to graduating he was hired by Willamette as Assistant Director of Annual Giving. In 2009, while continuing to work full-time for Willamette, he entered graduate school. In 2011, Bob earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Willamette’s Graduate School of Management and returned home to Olympia to work on his father’s successful congressional campaign. In 2013, Bob joined Kiley Juergens Wealth Management LLC. In addition to serving on the Board of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra, Bob is a member of the Hands on Children’s Museum’s Sand in the City Committee, and in the 2015 class of Leadership Thurston County.
In May 2014, Bob married Katherine Swarthout. They are happy to make Olympia their home. In his free time Bob enjoys traveling, a good game of pickle ball or cribbage, and spending time with his friends and family.