Robert Snow was born and raised in Chico, California. He received his BA degree in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington. Following a career in Neurophysiology at the University of Maryland Medical School and Tulane University Medical School, Robert joined the fledgling Global Positioning System industry in Anaheim, California in 1985. He worked for 24 years in that industry, defining GPS systems for precise applications such as timing, geodesy, surveying, and mapping. Robert retired in 2009 and moved to Fresno in 2010 to be close to family and to enjoy the proximity to the mountains. Robert is currently Past President of Fresno Audubon Society (FAS) as well as the editor of the FAS newsletter blog The Yellowbill. He also serves on the board of Audubon California and is a hiking docent for the Sierra Foothill Conservancy. He is chair of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services Special Committee 104, which defines standard messages for Global Navigation Satellite Systems. He enjoys birding, hiking, and SCUBA diving as well as working in his native plant garden.