Bob's role at Grinnell College is to make the college experience the most pleasant by creating the safest atmosphere possible for visitors, staff, and students. Bob believes that at Grinnell College, we take pride in self-governance and have the integrity to work together as a unit to help each other through education and involvement not only within the college and the local community; we make our voices heard around the world and strive to make ourselves respect others and preserve this earth that we all must live on together. He enjoys being part of this community, and has been part of it since 1996, when he started working at the College. When he's not working at the college, Bob serves as the President of the Iowa State Fair Tractor Pulling Board and is a charter member of the ICAP and the NATPA. Bob enjoys old high performance cars and motorcycles which he collects in his spare time. Bob participates in tractor pulling around the midwest and pulls on the National Circuit during the winter season.