• Recognition dinners
  • Corporate gatherings
  • Fund-raisers
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • BSA council events
You set the bar for all future keynotes! I am still getting positive feedback from the event and your participation.
— Ryan Larson, National Eagle Scout Association
We were all enthralled with your stories, Bob! I am so glad that it proved a meaningful experience for you as well. Thank you for taking the time to share with us at the WSTC convention!!
— Sarah Krueger, President, Washington State Trails Coalition

I love to visit for hours around a campfire, tucked into a tent during a storm, or in someone’s home anywhere in the world. From friends and family to Sherpas and Siberians, the stories roll about what we have seen, what we have done, and what it all might mean.

I bring the same joy to presentations. With spectacular slides to illuminate the message, my style is relaxed, connected, and full of warmth. Let’s talk about what you want your event to accomplish and plan for a presentation that entertains, enlightens, and greatly exceeds your expectations.

A Sampling of Speaking and Teaching Engagements:

  • Keynote Speaker, OA Winter Banquet, Heart of America Council – Kansas City, MO, January 7, 2017

  • Keynote Speaker, Northwest Region Outdoor Conference, BSA – Camp Alpine, NJ, October 15, 2016

  • Chief Instructor, Backcountry Work Skills Course, SCA – Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK, May 30-June 4, 2016

  • Keynote Speaker, Hornaday Conservation Weekend, BSA – Camp Herms, El Cerrito, CA, October 13, 2015

  • Project Consultant, Great Baikal Trail Association – Republic of Buryatia, Siberia, August 4-25, 2015

  • Keynote Speaker, Troop 284 Centennial Celebration – Seattle, WA, February 10, 2015

  • Keynote Speaker, Northwest Trails Alliance Bi-Annual Conference – Bellingham, WA, November 2014

  • Luncheon Speaker, National Sustainability Conference, Greebriar Conference Center – W. Virginia, October 2014

  • Guest Instructor, Visual Storytelling Workshop – Philmont, Cimarron, NM, August 2014

  • Trail Design Consultant, Shikote-Alin Wildlife Refuge – Russian Far East, June 20-July 3, 2014

  • Keynote Speaker, Philmont Annual Staff Banquet – Philmont, Cimarron, NM, May 2014

  • Keynote Speaker, National Outdoor Conference – Philmont, Cimarron, NM, 2013

  • Speaker, Morningside College Writers' Forum – Sioux City, Iowa, 2012

  • Keynote Speaker, Chief Seattle Council Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet – Bellevue, WA, 2011

  • Keynote Speaker, National Risk Management Association Annual Conference – Durham, NC, 2010

  • Keynote Speaker, Philmont Annual Staff Banquet – Philmont, Cimarron, NM, 2010

  • Featured Speaker, Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival – Banff, 2009

  • Speaker, US Forest Service Tundra Restoration Conference – Fairbanks, AK, 2006

  • Keynote Speaker, National Ranger Conference – Florida Sea Base BSA, October 2000