Bobbi, as a young single person, began fostering teens in the 1980s in a private agency, Parenthesis. After several years developing a specialty in working with deaf youth and families, she transferred to the county treatment system and began working with younger children and eventually moved to those with more medical needs. When the county privatized their foster care, she moved to the Buckeye Ranch where she currently continues to serve. She also adopted 9 of her children in care with her permanent ‘children’ ranging in age from preschool to over 40. Coming with a Master's in Architecture and experience in Community Development she has specialized with families and the development of valuable community resources. Bobbi lives in Columbus in a neighborhood with the largest number of children and families affected by child welfare.