Bob is a veteran of the US Navy. He received an AS and an AA, Phi Theta Kappa, from Trident Technical College using the GI Bill. He later received a BS in Information Systems/Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Charleston Southern University using the Santee Cooper tuition program. He is retired from the South Carolina Public Service Authority aka Santee Cooper after 32 years.
Bob has worked in electronics and industrial instrumentation along with working for a defense contractor a year installing the inertial navigation systems in C141s on the Charleston Air Force Base before Santee Cooper. Starting at Santee Cooper in 1983, Bob was an Electrical and Instrument Technician specializing in GE Turbine/Generator controls and worked his way up to a Maintenance Planner. After approximately 10 years at the station, Bob was promoted to the main office as a Financial Analyst doing contract administration/settlement. Later in began administering and developing computerized customer interfaces and hourly incremental pricing software and finally ended his career at implementing and supporting an Enterprise solution for economic dispatching of resources and post operations analysis.
Outside of work Bob accumulated around 450 freefalls as a sport parachutist. After that, his need for adrenalin continued and Bob started working and later leading professional fireworks shows in SC, NC & GA. Having state and federal explosive licenses, Bob did 4th of July firework shows for multiple years at Camp LeJeune and Parris Island for the troops along with many other shows including the Riverdog Friday nights, Ravenel Bridge opening, Clemson football and basketball shows. Bob was introduced to the PMSG through a friend and started helping and going to various PMSG functions.
Bob has been married to a wonderful Puerto Rican woman, Elizabeth, for 16 years. He is a Christian and goes and helps at the Summerville campus of Seacoast Church. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family along with traveling to Puerto Rico to visit Elizabeth’s family.