Bob joined CRWA as Executive Director in December 1990. Under his direction, CRWA has initiated groundbreaking ecosystem analyses and land-planning studies, helped reform land and water regulation, developed restorative technologies, and won major battles to restore and protect the Charles and its parklands. He received the International Riverprize on behalf of the Charles and CRWA in 2011. A long-time member of the Massachusetts Water Resources Commission and MassDEP Fees and Programs Advisory Committee, he also serves on the Board of River Network, and is a past Board chair of EarthShare New England and former Board member of EarthShare of America. Bob served two terms as an elected member of the Town of Littleton Board of Health. He lectures widely and teaches on water sustainability and transforming traditional water infrastructure to restorative and sustainable systems.
Before coming to CRWA, Bob co-founded and served as headmaster of the National Sports Academy at Lake Placid, New York. He has a B.A and MA in English from Central Michigan University, and worked for two years as a consultant to the energy industry. He coaches the alpine ski racing team at Nashoba Valley in his free time.