Bob was born and raised in Pierre, SD. He began his career as a UPS delivery driver for 15 years before becoming licensed as an agent in Property & Casualty and MPCI Crop Insurance in 1993 working for a bank agency in Gregory, SD. He obtained his Professional Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2001. Bob joined The Ag Agency in 2010 as Managing Agent for the day to day business. In 2012 Bob and Vern purchased a Property & Casualty agency, now called Security Insurance Group, which operates in the same office space as The Ag Agency. Bob and his wife, Joanna, have four grown children and nine grandchildren. Bob enjoys fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family.