Bob earned his master’s in planning from Harvard, and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth where he was also an all-conference football player. Prior to retirement, he operated his own firm in Ft. Collins, providing land-use planning services (clients include the Kickapoo Indians and the City of Ft. Collins). Bob was also the regional planning director on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Fluent in Spanish, he worked almost five years in Central America, both as a Peace Corps volunteer and a watershed management professional. He also led bicycle tours for three years in Costa Rica. His community involvement ranges from Spanish tutor to board member for Bas Bleu Theatre.
Bob has published his poetry in Good Day (illustrated by Gale Whitman), and in Scribbles and Coddles with his own illustrations. He has economic thoughts as an e-book: Economics of Abundance: The Bob Komives Conjectures. The breadth of his work, including autobiographical vignettes (“Autobiographical Sketches”) can be accessed on his home page.