Bob was born in Dawson Creek, BC and raised in Fort St. John, BC. Bob began his career working for his father’s family carpentry business where he learned the values of honesty, integrity, and hard work. Through these fundamentals, Bob obtained his Red Seal Journeyman Carpentry Certification and went on to own his own construction business.
He received an undergraduate degree from Trinity Western University in human kinetics and history/political science. Bob also obtained a bachelor’s of education degree from the University of British Columbia. He worked his way through University as the head coach for Langley’s TWU varsity rugby team. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Bob moved back to Fort St. John where he taught for seven years and continued to work in construction, building several homes.
Bob was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River in 2011 and then re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies in 2015.
Bob was elected Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics in September 2017. He also serves as Chair of the BC/Yukon Conservative Caucus, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus and Chair of the Canada-Austria Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Since coming into office, Bob has sat on several committees including the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Standing Committee for Natural Resources, Standing Committee for Veterans Affairs, and the Standing Committee for Procedure and House Affairs. He has also served as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities and Critic for Asia-Pacific Gateway.
Bob is a long-time member of the Fort St. John Sunrise Rotary Club, volunteers for many local events and organizations, as well as volunteers and attends his local church with his wife Val and their four children Kristian, David, Tim and Bobbie.