Bob has blogged about food preparation, personal finance and investment, and how to live a fulfilling life while saving money. He has a decade of classroom experience, which has made him familiar with best practices in education, executive function skills, anxiety, and parent-student-teacher communication. Outside of the classroom, Bob grew up in a family of farmers on one side and construction workers on the other, so he has firsthand experience in both worlds. An experienced DIYer, he regularly dives into projects in the 19th century farmhouse where he lives.
With a strong attention to detail, Bob is an accomplished expository writer with sharp research skills. He is adept at gathering and synthesizing information in a way that clarifies the topics he writes about.
Nutrition, cooking, fitness, weight training, running, investing, meditation, Permaculture, construction, building, biking
While studying English at UNH, Bob also took an interest in Sociology and Anthropology courses. He took a number of nineteenth century African American literature courses in the English department; this mix of courses gave him a starting point for understanding and framing the complexities of our society.
Bob grew up in the construction industry. His grandfather owned a paving company, and Bob spent many summer days learning the value of hard work laying asphalt. As an adult, he has completed many renovations on the 19th century farmhouse where he lives. From blowing insulation into the walls to gutting and completely re-modeling the house's kitchen, he has experience on projects of all kinds and sizes.
Bob has over ten years of teaching and tutoring experience in a wide range of environments. Right out of college he team taught writing workshops for at-risk youth, including teaching in the Rhode Island's juvenile prison system. Since then, he worked for a short time in a therapeutic environment and then taught Spanish to students age four to fourteen. He has taught History and Socratic Seminar to middle school students, and is experienced with curriculum planning and, of course, lesson planning.
Bob has a die hard DIY streak, and has taken apart and serviced washing machines, dishwashers, oil-burning furnaces, and refrigerators. While learning to repair appliances, he has learned about industry standards, customer service, parts ordering, and troubleshooting. His hands-on experience and ability to clearly and concisely describe scenarios makes him an effective communicator, and a natural at knowing what needs to be described in extra detail and what needs to be compressed and simplified.
Bob is an experienced independent blogger who understands the importance of tone, length, topical focus, and value in a successful blog post. A fluent writer and agile researcher, Bob is driven by a desire to share information that will improve people's lives. Whether you need someone to break down complex ideas into digestible parts or you are looking for a motivational or reasoned take on a subject, Bob can craft content that is accessible and meaningful.
Bob has worked as an educator and a middle school program coordinator, and email was among the primary means of communication with parents and the wider school community. He is adept at keeping clients informed about upcoming events, daily happenings, and rallying volunteers and support for special events and trips. Bob is able to clearly express purpose and value in emails, and is skilled at maintaining an informative, engaging tone.
As a middle school administrator, Bob instituted, edited, and published a weekly newsletter to keep families informed and engaged. He is a firm believer in the importance of keeping clients in the loop and reminding them that they are valued. Bob is adept at relating the essence of events with descriptive, sensory language that allows clients to quickly assimilate and then act on news items.