Bob Beers moved to Nevada with his parents at age 11. His father worked at the Nevada Test Site, while his late mother taught for a few years before becoming a licensed counselor.
Bob attended Cashman Jr. High and graduated from Clark High School with high honors in 1977. He earned his amateur radio license (WB7EHN) at the age of 14. He was active in the Clark County School District’s music programs, and continues to make music into adulthood. Recently, he’s been playing the bass after concentrating on banjo for most of the past decade. He claims to only entertain himself. Few argue.
Bob was active in the community, even as a youngster. He worked on telethons, door-to-door fundraising for several causes, and service projects with the Boy Scouts. His scoutmaster, Ken Johnson, became his father-in-law in 1982. Today, Bob’s dad Frank, along with Sarah’s parents Ken and Grace, live in the Sun City Summerlin retirement community in northwest Las Vegas.
Sarah, Bob’s wife, coordinates the award-winning Parenting Project for Clark County. She writes grant applications, and wins enough that she’s been able to offer churches and synagogues, PTAs, neighborhood centers, civic groups, and schools six-session weekly parenting classes at no charge.
Bob and Sarah Beers met as Cashman Junior High School students. They have two adult children. (Niece Nicolette is also pictured above in this 8 year old photo).