Bob’s first job was as a summer volunteer at a Children’s Rehab Hospital at the age of 17. He went on to work his way up through nursing assistant, surgical tech and worked 35 years as a Respiratory Therapist. Meanwhile, he obtained an undergrad degree in Biology, and in 1998 was awarded with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado. He opted to spend an additional year studying Medical Anthropology. His education is permeated with many years of study and practice in Buddhist principles.
As an RT and counselor in private practice many of the folks he worked with presented with histories of male perpetrated abuses. It was not thought of as unusual by any of his colleagues; rather, his curiosity was met with, it’s just how men are, but Bob wondered why men-as-a-gender were responsible for so much suffering everywhere and no one was talking about it. Individual men were sometimes caught, yes, and held responsible, but men, collectively, were not being held to account. He saw more of a flawed system that empowered men to behave badly, rather than individual men behaving badly. From there, it was an easy matter to get very interested in all aspects of male development and patriarchy.
From 2012-2017 Bob ran a blog called, “EndingPatriarchy.org” with the mission of creating awareness of this vast system of control and how it was causing harm. He set out to learn more about men and patriarchy and to get an answer to the question that has burned inside him for most of his life, “What’s Eating Men?"