Bob began his Karate training in 1995 under the direction of Sensei Keith Marcott in Elgin, Illinois. Bob was promoted to Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) by Sensei Marcott in 1999, to Nidan (2nd Degree) by Kyoshi Ihor Rymaruk in 2002, and to Sandan by Sensei Marcott in 2010.
Bob is a geologist in the environmental remediation field. Bob enjoys running, kayaking and woodworking. He lives in Cary Illinois with his wife Beth and their two children.