Bob grew up in Toronto, graduated in Engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, ON and went to work for GTE in Brockville ON on the St Lawrence River. That is where he started boating for recreation. In 1977 he was moved to Nashville by Nortel as VP Business Development. In 1989 Bob started a multimedia business , Duthie Associates, Inc. developing online training and marketing presentations. It is now run by son, Andrew, leaving Bob more time to pursue boating and see the country on a 23 ft. motorhome. A photographer since grade school, Blurb has provided a unique opportunity to display his work in addition to the "What to Expect Cruising" series of interactive training programs for long distance boaters that his firm provides.