Bob Zarling was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He was the oldest of five children with two brothers and two sisters.  Bob has lived in Arizona since February of 2014.
In his lifetime, Bob has visited in more than twenty foreign countries throughout Europe, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Guatemala.  He doesn't claim to be fluent in any language other than English.  In addition to Arizona and Wisconsin, Bob has resided in New Jersey, Oregon, Colorado and Michigan.
When Bob was a teenager, he dreamed of a career in chemistry or accounting.  He retired after 21 years in Strategic Sourcing.  Strategic Sourcing is the science of building a global sourcing strategy for the short term and long term to ensure all the companies’ manufacturing plants around the world have secure, reliable,  sustainable, and high quality raw materials at an economic scale to offer customers a competitive market advantage.  Bob was responsible for many unique materials in the speciality chemical and botanical markets for use in an industry of the related sensory traits of taste and smell. He worked for International Flavors & Fragrances (NYE symbol is IFF). 
Bob's most memorable vacation was a summer vacation in 2004 in Norway.  He says his most rewarding volunteer experience was a summer as a tour guide for the National Parks at Fort Hancock in Gateway National Recreation Area.
Bob joined Mesa West Rotary Club in 2017, and became active very soon when he replaced Rod Daniels as the District's Polio Plus Chair.  He currently is the Vocational Service Chair for Mesa West Rotary.