Born in Berkeley, California in 1946, Bob
attended Berkeley Public Schools and the University of
California with a major in
Physics. He is a career employee at UC Berkeley and
works as Principal Engineer
in the Department of Electrical Engineering/Computer Sciencesí
Microfabrication Lab, a 10,000
sq. ft. cutting-edge semiconductor research facility used by
more than 360 researchers.
Bobís interest in orchids
began in 1975. He specializes in cool growing oncidinae
odontoglossums. He grows in two greenhouses, a
home-hobby glasshouse in Berkeley shared
with his partner of 32 years, John Leathers, and a cooperative
greenhouse in Pacifica, California.
He hybridizes and does his own plant propagation.
In addition to orchids, he enjoys classical
piano, swimming and trekking.
'goldilocks' AM x Ocean Falls HCC