Rob Ripma, a life-long Indiana resident, is owner and creator of NuttyBirder.com, the place to go to find birds. He is also a partner in Sabrewing Nature Tours leading birding and photography trips in the US and Central and South America. Rob currently sits on the Black Swamp Bird Observatory's (Ohio) Board of Directors as Secretary. Prior to joining the BSBO board, he served on the executive board of the Indiana Audubon Society for three years as Treasurer and Vice President. He is co-founder of the Indiana Young Birders Club and speaks at a variety of organizations and schools about birds and birding to share his knowledge and experiences in the field. Rob loves working with new and experienced birders of all ages and believes that teaching people about birds will not only increase interest in birding but also help them better understand why we must work to protect birds and their habitats. Rob has traveled and birded extensively all around the US and has taken pelagic trips into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. When he¹s not birding or traveling, Rob works part-time at Wild Birds Unlimited. Rob graduated from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in 2008 with a degree in Marketing and lives with his wife Stephanie in Carmel, Indiana.