Expedition Leader / Educational Coordinator / Citizen Science Coordinator / Lecturer on Geology, Glaciology and Sea Ice
Bob (Robert) was born in Chicago, Illinois in the United States, but didn’t stay there long. Ever since he could crawl he was drawn to the natural world. Shortly after graduating University with a degree in Forested Ecosystems, he headed west and never looked back. He initially spent his summers as the Lead Wilderness Ranger on the north face of Mount Hood in Oregon for the US Forest Service and his ‘winters’ at McMurdo Station in Antarctica working for the US Antarctic Program.
In his four seasons with USAP he helped with logistics at McMurdo, South Pole Station and remote field camps for scientists who were researching everything from the natural anti-freeze found in the fish populations to drilling ice-core samples to determine historical climate fluctuations.