Hi, my name is… Bob Roth.
I’ve lived in Scottsdale for 28 years and I love it because… The climate, topography, and people are amazing. Scottsdale is a great place to raise a family. Coming from the East Coast we hardly did anything outdoors. Now, our lives in Arizona revolve around being outdoors.
A typical day in my life includes… My wake-up call comes from two yellow Labradors; Lacey (11) and Ruby (1.5) start my day on a positive note because they greet the day with great enthusiasm and optimism. In the warmer months, I will try and get in some tennis with my wife Susie before 7 a.m. and be ready to tackle the day by 8:30 a.m. My workdays fly by, typically concluding before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. you can find me doing yoga, tennis or catching up with a colleague or friend over a tea or an adult beverage. Dinners are at home these days with Susie, and depending on our energy level, it’s another round of tennis, or we will be watching television and then putting Lacey and Ruby to bed.
My family is… Everything. My wife Susie and I will be celebrating 33 years of marriage soon. She is an amazing mother, partner, and truly my best friend. We have been blessed with three daughters that are healthy and amazing young adult women. Each is happy and has chosen a profession that they love. What more could a father ask for? My family is what I live for, and my chosen profession gives me purpose. My father and brothers have entrusted me in running our family’s business where we are making the difference in individuals and their families every day. What a privilege and honor it is to be able to do the work that we do.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… A quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).
The one person who motivates me is… My mom. She was incredibly supportive of me and my brothers when we grew up. When her heart was not well, we had the opportunity to be supportive back by being her family caregivers. It’s hard to believe that this year will be 20 years since she has passed. A day doesn’t go by when I don’t think of her. I have her picture in both my work and home office. I know she is smiling down on us and is proud.
The last thing that made me laugh out loud was… Our puppy Ruby makes me laugh every day. She is trying to win over Lacey, who happens to be her great aunt (same breeder), is 10 years older, and plays hard to get. The shenanigans she pulls every day, multiple times a day are hysterical.
My favorite local nonprofit is… Duet: Partners In Health & Aging. Duet promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to older adults who need one-on-one support. They help older adults and their families cope with challenges related to aging. Other favorite nonprofits include the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, HonorHealth Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation, and Congregation Beth Israel.
My life is… About moments. As I have gained more experience and as I get ready to celebrate my 60th birthday this year, I have learned that life is fleeting and it’s all about moments and making those moments matter. I am blessed to still have my father in my life, who is a character and keeps us all on our toes. At 86 years old, I appreciate every day that we get to have him in our lives. Every moment is precious, and I cherish every one of them.
The best gift I’ve ever received was… Being a father. As we age, or should I say become more experienced, we cross over various milestone moments, and being a father so far has been the best gift I have ever received.
My dream vacation would be… A trip to the Greek Islands and to go back to Israel and Italy with Susie.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever received… To always be truthful. It’s always easier to remember the truth than lies—my father taught me this at a young age and it’s sage advice that I have passed on to our children.