In a past life, Bob was a teacher, counselor, and administrator in the San Diego Unified school district. He became acquainted with Carl Rogers and Client-Centered Therapy and the encounter group in 1963. This took place in a Counseling Institute held at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, USA. He thought that what he experienced was unworkable but, nevertheless, was in the beginning of the La Jolla Program in 1967 experientially learning to become an encounter group facilitator. He is one of two remaining charter members of Center for Studies of the Person in La Jolla, California.