Bob is an eighteen year Hoosier, having relocated, with his wife Tammie, from Westlake , Ohio , to The Village Farms in Washington Township after accepting a Tenant Coordinator position with Melvin Simon and Associates (now Simon Property Group) in November 1987.
Bob was married in 1983, and now enjoys family life with 4 children - Chad, a junior at Westfield High School, Emily, a freshman at Westfield High School, Adam, a 5th grader at Westfield Intermediate School, and Neil, a 3rd grader at Shamrock Springs Elementary School. Bob's family also includes a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Calico cat.
Bob's community service started with a 2-term/ 6 year stint on The Village Farms Board of Directors, including 4 as president. Shortly after ending his neighborhood work Bob was appointed to the Westfield-Washington Township Plan Commission where he served for 6 years, including 2 years as vice-president and was serving as president when Westfield 's Southwest Annexation caused him to no longer be eligible for a Township appointment. As Bob remained interested in continuing his community service, he felt it was a natural progression to run for Town Council, and is now looking forward to serving interests of all residents, not just residents of District 5, to create a better Westfield .
As a result of his familiarity with Planning and Zoning issues gleaned from his years on the Plan Commission, it is natural that a key focus of Bob's Town Council work will be on improving quality and efficiency of planning and zoning in Westfield and Washington Township.