Q: Where is your favorite B.C. destination?
Bob: The sub-alpine meadows of the Stein Valley.
Q: What’s your favourite vacation?
Bob: Five weeks touring in New Zealand and trout fishing whenever I felt like it.
Q: What is your all-time favourite movie or TV show?
Bob: The Big Lebowski.
Q: What’s the best advice you have ever gotten?
Bob: Depending on how you view things, a problem can also be an opportunity.
Q: What was your favourite subject in high school?
Q: What was your career aspiration when you were 20? How close did you get?
Bob: To become a biologist – I made it.
Q: The best thing I did or the most important experience I had to help prepare me for my career was...
Bob: Volunteered on salmonid enhancement projects during high school which fueled my interest in biology.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur?
Bob: I get the opportunity to take strategic or new ideas and then action them with the help and guidance from a great team.
Q: What was the best decision you’ve made in your working life?
Bob: Moving to Prince George in 1995 after accepting Dwight Hickey’s offer to help him to establish EDI.
Q: What is the thing that most entrepreneurs tend to overlook that they should be most focused on?
Bob: You need to work on the business, not only work in the business.
Q: What do you think the 3 most important attributes are in a leader?
Bob: Trustworthy, good communicator, and accountable.
Q: What is one piece of advice you would offer to an entrepreneur who is setting up their business for the first time?
Bob: Ensure you have a solid vision of what success looks like and then set in motion a realistic plan to achieve your vision – work hard, get help when required, constantly reassess your progress and adjust your plan as necessary to reach your goals.