Bob joined the Theatre and Dance Department staff in 1978 after graduating from San Francisco State University's Theatre Department with a B.A. in technical theatre. He had additional training working several intense summers for The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria and Solvang in central California. Prior to starting at SCU, he worked as a stagehand at Das Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.
In his role as theatre technician he works with students teaching them productions skills in the areas of lighting, scenery construction, and sound. He also maintains all of the theatrical equipment for Mayer Theatre & the dance studios.
As a member of I.A.T.S.E. local 134 (the stagehands union), he can be seen occasionally backstage at Shoreline Ampitheatre, the San Jose Arena (SAP Center), Levis Stadium, and the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts working setups for plays and concerts.