About Bob

The LA writer Bob Gossom is known for his distinctive poetry and love of music, movies, books, hiking, body surfing, and tap dancing. His new projects are avidly anticipated by a small band of fanatic and loyal followers. His stage production "Versified" premiered January, 2020, at the Golden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.

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Bob Gossom,  Curriculum Vitae

 

Jobs include

Paper Boy                    Youth Diversion Counselor

Soda Jerk                      Film & Video Production

Lifeguard                            1st & 2nd Assistant Director

Candle Maker                   Production Manager

Sales Clerk                         Line Producer

Factory Worker            Software Design & Programming

Literary Editor              Businessman

 

Education

Occidental College

Un. of Maryland, extension in Spain

American University, BA American Studies

Pepperdine University, MBA

 

Business

Co-Founder, Zontar Productions

Founder, Panorama Video Systems

Founder, Absolute Advantage, Inc.

Designed and wrote Absolute Accounting

            high end accounting software

Founder, Plain Speaking Press LLC

 

Performances

Versified. A unique performance presentation of verse, with 9 actors

        Writer/Producer/Director/Lead

        Premiered Golden Performing Arts Center, Jan. 2020

 

Affiliations

Member, Bakery & Confectionary Workers Union (past)

Member, Directors Guild of America

Member, Claris Partner Program

Member, FMDiSC

 

Community

Santa Monica Friends Meeting (past)

            Member, Peace & Social Action Committee

            Member, Faith & Practice Committee

Temple Ahavat Shalom (past)

Draft Counselor (past)

Volleyball Coach (past)

Engage with friends, neighbors, readers (current)

 

 

Activities

Fly Fishing

Hiking/Backpacking

Canoeing/Kayaking

Competitor, World Bodysurfing Championships

            Oceanside, Ca.

Tap Dancing

Reading

Writing

 

Favored LA Hikes:

            Rocky Peak/Hummingbird Trail

            Hondo Trail

            Mt. Baldy

            

Regular trips:

            Fly Fishing, Eastern Sierra Nevada

            Hiking, Camping Havasupai Canyon, AZ

            Bodysurfing, Carlsbad Beach

Recent trips:

            Middle Fork of the Salmon, White Water Rafting

Half Dome, Yosemite

            Mt. Whitney, Ca. Day hike.

            Backpacks, Eastern Sierra, Appalachian Trail

            Bowren Lakes Circuit, British Columbia, Canoeing

 

 

Personal

Married, twice

Father, twice

Grandfather, twice