Bob Yoder

About me

Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Online Community Writer and Home-based business
Location Redmond, WA, United States
Links Wishlist
Introduction Edited 10/13/16: Born in New York, attending secondary school in Chappaqua. (Home of Hillary) Lived in Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and Colorado. Father worked for "I've Been Moved." Majored in Biology at Denison U. Granville, OH. Daughter graduated Gonzaga '12. In a UM Masters Program My wife is a Customer Service Specialist. I moved to Redmond from Denver in 1978. My first real home was in a condo on Lake Sammamish. Loved crewing & all sports. My single days I played lacrosse, climbed Rainier, Baker, Grand Teton and backpacked.. Married Pam in 1986 - moved to a small tri-level on Ed. Hill in walking distance to 3 schools, 7 churches, 2 parks and 3 trails. At 50, I "Peddled for a Purpose" in the STP in memory of my brother who died from complications of mental illness. I was diagnosed with bipolar,1980; it impacted my career and depleted much of my savings. My work life was corporate medical sales. Grandfather Yoder instilled values of community service. He was the son of Amish-Mennonite bishops and horticultural entrepreneurs. Many relatives on my mother's side live in Everett, where my Great Uncle ran a saw mill.
Interests Community activism, student mentoring, mental health advocacy, local governments, investigative reporting, environmental stewardship
Favorite Movies Remember the Titans, The Soloist, Braveheart, Christmas Vacation
Favorite Music wide variety
Favorite Books "The Outlier' and "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell, "Elements of Journalism" by Kovach and Rosenstiel, "Stragegic Selling, " RB Miller, SE Heiman, "The Medusa and the Snail" (1st chapter) by Lewis Thomas, "Fountainhead"