Currently, home with the BrewCity Bruisers in Milwaukee, WI, USA, Bob was added to RDR just after its first year. Bob stumbled across RDR on FaceBook, realizing he owned the domain name of their show! Strangely, a show of the same name, was a side project Bob had never "gotten around to." He contacted the girls, offered to give them the domain, and became a regular part of RDR.
Bob is one of the most seasoned derby veterans, best known as one of derby's earliest announcers. That said, his expertise and knowledge of roller derby, as a whole, has made him a resource for new leagues around the world. Announcing, coaching, and, importantly, understanding the business side of derby - skills he learned beginning in late 2004 with the Madison, WI, Mad Rollin' Dolls - made him the choice of Brown Paper Tickets to be their Alternative Sports Doer. Hired in 2010, Bob began serving the derby community on a full-time.
If the name doesn't sound familiar, his voice might. He announced many of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) major events and playoff tournaments, many of Canada's events (he's currently managing announcing for the Roller Derby Association of Canada's playoff tournaments), as well as a number of the Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) events. Along with his live venue announcing, he's been heard on many Webcasts carried by Canuck Derby TV, The Derby News Network (DNN), and WFTDA.tv. And because he doesn't drop names, but loosely throws out acronyms, he's also the co-founder of the Association of Flat Track Derby Announcers (AFTDA), currently in his third year serving on AFTDA's Board of Directors.
If nothing else, he's known for his "bad hair life" and the trademark red sport coat.