Robert Forbess

From the humble experience of growing up on a subsistence farm in Colorado, author Bob Forbess received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison and a commission as Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He spent the next twenty years in the aircraft/aerospace industry and became the Assistant Chief Engineer of the company that developed special ignition devices for all the manned Apollo space flights to the moon. At age forty, he and his family returned to the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he received a master’s degree in Educational Administration and served in various administrative positions and taught some seminars on management. After retiring in 1991, he served on several boards of non-profits including the Second Harvest Food Bank, Bethel Horizons, Harvest of Hope and Friends of Schumacher Farm – all in or near Madison, Wisconsin.