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Rob Hobson

State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind (SRC-B)

What is your connection with SSB?

SRC-B Chair 

Hometown?

Channahon, IL

What do you do for fun outside of work?

I like to read books, I like mystery, thrillers, and Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, and Brad Thor books.

What are you binge-watching right now?

Babylon 5

Favorite travel destination(s)?

I had a great time at Jamaica, and would love to go back.

Who or what inspires you?

I am inspired by the need to continue to improve. I constantly am pushing myself to gain new knowledge, and experiences. I look up to people who are great at what they do, and do not have a problem talking to everyone. People who are down to earth.

A personal accomplishment that makes you proud?

I remember when I became a Coordinator at BLIND, Inc. I was so excited. I worked so hard to get to that point in my career.

What was the first job you ever had?

My first job was cutting lawns, but my first adult job was working at the cafeteria at SIUC.

Have any pets?

Yes, I have a dog named Sheldon, yes named after Big Bang Theory. He loves to start fires. Well, there is a story, ask me sometime and I will tell you.

Something about you that most people don’t know?

This fall I began to teach a Graduate-level class for Louisiana Tech. I am teaching O&M 1, and have 7 students.

Favorite food or restaurant?

My favorite type of food is Italian.

Something you’re looking forward to?

Spending time with my family at Christmas.

Favorite movie?

Ever After

Photograph of  Rob  Hobson
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