Bobby grew up around N. Little Rock, AR. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1985 with a BS in Parks and Recreation Management. After working as a Park Ranger for the US Army Corps of Engineers he began a career with State Farm Insurance. Bobby worked as a Fire and Casualty Representative for several years in Arkansas. He relocated in 1990 for a then new position in Special Investigations located in Shreveport, LA. Bobby completed his AIC and CPCU designations, along with attending and completing a Certificate in Arson Investigation through LSU Eunice. He later taught fire ground and fraud recognition classes through LSU Firemen Training and at area law enforcement training. In 2004 Bobby and his family relocated to Columbia, MO. Bobby also worked as a bodily injury litigation specialist and retired in 2017 as an Auto Bodily Injury Team Manager.