Bob Hardin recently returned to Kalamazoo and to People’s after living in Grand Rapids for about ten years.
“My friend, Donna Clark, brought me to People’s the first time,” Bob said. “Then, I designed and helped install the stage and Commons lighting during remodeling.
Bob said his professional theater career began when he was in the 8th grade with lighting at the Kalamazoo Civic Theater and water shows in Kalamazoo.
“I attended WMU High School in the old East Hall that overlooks Vine Street neighborhood,” Bob said. “And I was active as an acolyte and in the youth group at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.”
Bob‘s many interests are reflected in undergraduate majors from WMU in religion, philosophy, and technical theater and minors in computer science, art and math.
Bob said, “I like it here [at People’s] because of the people, the loving community and not being expected to worship the supernatural.”
He is active in the Saturday morning discussion group, and attends services most Sundays.
“My hobbies are home theater/HI-Fi with a 7.2.4 surround sound system,” Bob said. “I’m an amateur radio operator, KD8LZT and I drive my car in autocross and rallycross events.”
(Bob, 73, teaches computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Science on the WMU Parkview campus.)