Robert “Bob” Brown  Donate to Robert



Years Paddled: 

2012 – 2016


Wife (Regan), sons Alex (39), Jason (38), Adam (32) and grand-kids Carter (3) and Hanna (5 months)

Where he’s from:

Red Bluff and Stockton, CA;  Kingsville and College Station, TX; Starkville, MS; Cary, NC.  Also moved 13 times in the Marines.  Have visited 28 countries – so far!


Two years at the University of California, Davis;  B.S. in Animal Nutrition from Colorado State; Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition/Physiology from Penn State


Retired Oct. 1, 2012 as Dean of the College of Natural Resources, NCSU

What has influenced his life:

Wow – a lot:  my family, education, service in the Marines in Vietnam thru Desert Storm, my work, and knowing lots of good people.

Fun Fact:

Once rode a bull in a rodeo;  recently went sky diving.

Essential Paddling Gear:

Vaseline for all moving parts!

In his own words: 

Hope Floats NC, what a great combination – doing good work for a good cause while doing something I love.

“I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.”  Theodore Roosevelt, 1899

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