Bob Brooks is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia. He and his wife, Nancy, and their two sons, Jon and Joe, lived in Margate City on the South Jersey Shore for 30 years. Bob graduated from Temple University where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration. He was the principal of Robert Brooks Associates, a manufacturers representatives agency in the sporting goods industry that primarily dealt with national chains and big-box stores. The agency is still active and is operated by his daughters-in-law, Danielle and Jessica. In addition to their two sons, they have two grandchildren. Bob and Nancy have vacationed on Sanibel since the 1980’s. In 2012, they both retired and moved to Sanibel year-round.
Bob served as the first director of development for Captains for Clean Water, where he was successful in establishing ongoing relationships with leading outdoor industry partners. He is currently on the board of Sanibel Fly Fishers and serves on the Coastal Watch Advisory Committee. Bob held a U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license for many years. He is an avid fly fisherman who spends over 200 days a year on the water, whether on his boat or by walking along Sanibel and Captiva beaches and estuaries.
Bob’s focus on water quality, protection of wildlife and their habitat, and safeguarding Sanibel and Captiva as sanctuaries for our island lifestyle were paramount in his decision to join the SCCF board.