Bob started in bonsai in 1963 and is the founder member of Auckland Bonsai Society. President for 20 years and honorary life member. NZBA achievement award 2005. He is also Honorary Consultant to The Auckland Chinese Bonsai Society.
Training with :- Ben Suzuki (Los Angeles )1975/6 along with Melba Tucker (suiseki), John Naka and others.
1981 Saburo Kato in Japan. 1998/9 intermediate and advanced certificates with Dorothy Koreshoff.
Presented and demonstrated bonsai in Canada (Calgary, Lethbridge and Toronto), Australia and all over New Zealand. He has also judged in the U.K. and attended conferences all over the world.
Bob has 20 years of agriculture experience and 26 years horticulture experience (Auckland City Council).
He teaches all styles and all levels of students at his Bonsaiville Study group, but Raft, Driftwood and Literati are his favourites.