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Chronologically, with overlapping events

  • Youth
    • Born in Brainerd, Minnesota
    • Started studying the French language, 7th grade through graduation
    • Played with Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony (GTCYS), Trombone
    • Studied acting under the tutelage of F. Murray Abraham (winner, best actor, Amadeus) while playing the part of a monk in the Guthrie Theater production of The Pretenders
    • Played the Headless Horseman in the Children's Theater production of Sleepy Hollow
    • Exchange student to Japan, Youth For Understanding (YFU), Nagano, Japan
    • First student from Columbia Heights Sr. High to attend college part-time while finishing his senior year (Japanese language major)
    • Graduated from Columbia Heights Sr. High School (MN)
  • Adulthood
    • Attended University of Minnesota, Japanese major
    • Entered the US Army as Electronic Warfare/Signals Intelligence Analyst (98C)
      •  Ft. Dix, Basic Training
      •  Goodfellow Air Force Base (San Angelo, TX)
      •  First tour of duty, Ft. Monmouth, NJ
      •  Second tour of duty, Field Station Kunia, HI
        • Paddled short and long distance outrigger canoeing with the Hawaiian Warriors (state sport of Hawaii)
      • Third tour of duty, Field Station Augsburg, Augsburg, West Germany
        • Traveled West Germany, France, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, Spain, Italy
        • Studied German, two years
        • Organized and participated in Nijmegen International March, Nijmegen, Netherlands
        • Started, edited and wrote for first ever Battalion newsletter, Triple Threat Gazette
        • Watched and was inspired by Babette's Feast, started cooking
      • Three Army Commendation medals, three Army Achievement medals
    • Left military with Honorable Discharge
    • Attended University of Minnesota, Political Science major
    • Entered the US Army Reserves, Minnesota
    • Entered the Russian Language program, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA
      • Graduated With Honors, second in class
    • Attended University of Minnesota, Russian Area Studies major
    • Finished University of Minnesota, Russian Area Studies major, Russian and Japanese language minors
  • Career
    • Pannekoeken Huis, waiter, high school through college
    • Own and operate catering company, The World on a Platter
    • Politics
      • Campaign manager, Students for Perot, MN Perot for President
      • Run for State Representative, district 40B, MN, Democrat
      • Co-founding member, Independence Party of Minnesota
        • Highest office, Vice-chair, Independence Party of Minnesota
      • Run for State Representative, district 40B, MN, Independence Party of Minnesota
    • Williams-Sonoma, sales associate
    • Produce and host, Talking With Your Mouth Full, three year run
    • Dayton's Department store, sales associate, kitchen and tableware
    • Templeton and Associates, legal assistant
    • Start teaching, Culinary Arts, Hopkins Community Education Center, two years
    • Applied Legal Technologies
      • Director of Coding Services
      • Trainer
      • General Manager, Denver office
      • National Training Director
      • General Manager, Seattle office 
    • Write bi-weekly column for Lavender Magazine: Sports
    • Write second bi-weekly column for Lavender Magazine: Dining Out (Restaurant reviews)
    • Start own business, Bob Meyers Consulting
      • Training and consulting to the legal community the most popular legal software packages
    • Publish Psaiku: Haiku of the Psyche
      • Book of poetry, Writer's Club Press
    • Organize recipes from years of cooking for development into a cookbook
    • This Is Delicious! What Is It? published, iUniverse

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