Bob Larsen was born in Tacoma, Washington. After High School he joined the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged after four years of active duty. Bob retired from Franklin Pierce School District in Pierce County, Washington, after 28 years as an Integrated Turf Management Specialist, specializing in athletic fields. After retiring in 2008, Bob and his wife, Florence, moved to Sequim. He served on the Keeper Program Ad Hoc Committee and is currently the Transportation Chair on the Board of Directors and one of the Keeper drivers. He and Florence, who is a volunteer KSQM radio personality, also enjoy volunteering with the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and take every opportunity to promote the Lighthouse to visitors.