Bob Paterno had a choice after high school to continue playing in a punk band in Florida, or go to college. He's quite sure staying in the band would have been more fun, but he ended up going to college and majoring in engineering.
After eight years of life in a cubicle, Bob decided to pursue songwriting full-time. So, in August 2007, he quit engineering and has been writing ever since.
Bob lives in Texas with his amazingly understanding and gainfully employed wife.