Bob Benedict moved to Idaho Falls in 1976 and built his Teton Valley home in 1994. Bob attended Iowa State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree and went to University of California at Berkeley for a Master’s degree in chemical engineering.
Bob worked in private industry with several small companies in eastern Idaho and was part of a start-up company. After private industry, Bob worked for Argonne National Laboratory. During this time, he worked on many complex projects and was the site manager with responsibility for over 600 people and a budget greater $120 million per year. After retirement in 2006, Bob has continued to consult for various companies and served as Teton County Commissioner. He and his wife Jean love to ski, hike, mountain bike and whitewater raft.