Bob has over 10 years of experience fund raising for several higher education institutions including the University of Idaho, Washington State University and UC Davis Health Systems. During his career he has also worked in public service as an elected city council member for the city of Moscow. Bob grew up on the Palouse, living on a ranch near Uniontown, Washington. His experience working on the farm with his father growing up developed his strong work ethic at an early age. He attended school at the University of Idaho for his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Bob and his wife Sara have been married for 24 years and have three children. The Stout family are users of the Palouse Ice Rink and recent 300 Club members.