I have lived on Marco island since 2002 after living in the Midwest, south and eastern parts of the USA.
I have traveled to 27 countries as well as all 50 states.
I have a technical background from my Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin and a business background from my MBA from Kent State.
I have worked for the largest USA electric utility and owned my own Engineering and Repair firm for over 20 years and worked on projects worldwide. I presently work for one of the top 20 worldwide manufacturing companies. I use technology and finance to solve real world problems for over 45 years.
I was a technical and financial advisor to the City of Marco as a member of the Utilities Advisory Committee.
I have been a technical advisor to multiple City of Marco Councilors, Utility Department Head and City Managers.
I live on Caxambas pass and have observed the environmental degradation of the waters in and around our island. My goal is to reverse this so that future generations can enjoy our Island’s natural environment.
Bob Roth and his wife Joyce have held Marco close to their hearts since first visiting the island in the early 1980’s. They eventually bought their Marco dream home on a canal in 2010. Prior to retiring to Marco in 2016 Bob worked as a licensed professional engineer, serving as president and managing partner of a mid-size consulting firm located in Westchester County, NY. The firm specializes in civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, planning and environmental studies and is active throughout much of the US.
As someone who is keenly aware of water quality Bob was appointed to the Marco Island Waterways Advisory Committee where he served from 2017 to 2021. In 2020 he was appointed as one of Marco Islands three representatives to the Collier County Coastal Advisory Committee where he currently chairs a sub-committee on water quality. He is also a founding member of Clean Marco Waters, LLC. He continues to stay current with water quality and other environmental issues throughout South Florida. Bob is an avid boater, fisherman and owns a small powerboat for exploring the waters surrounding Marco Island.
I grew up in England and following graduation from the University of Manchester with a specialty in analytical chemistry I moved to California to pursue postdoctoral studies. After spending the subsequent four years in St Louis, we moved to the Boston area, where we remained for twenty-seven years, raising our children and tending our garden.
Our introduction to SW Florida in early 1994 resulted from a cold weather
‘incident’ at home. Following our first thawing out on Marco Island,
we travelled here as vacationers on numerous occasions over the years. We became part-year residents in 2014 and moved here full-time in 2016.
I have volunteered with numerous organizations, including: The Friends of
Fakahatchee, Naples Botanical Garden, and Audubon of the Western Everglades, and served for one year on Marco’s Beach and Costal Resources Advisory Committee.
Rick Woodworth is one of the founding members of Clean Marco Water, LLC. He bought a home in Marco Island in 2016 and moved to Marco full time in 2017. He became interested in water quality because of the deteriorating condition of the water in the canal behind his home.
He was appointed to the Marco Island City Council Waterways Advisory Committee(WAC) in July,2018 and appointed Chairman from February,2019 to November,2020. He was also appointed to the Marco Island Audit Advisory Committee in February,2020.
During his tenure as Chairman, the WAC sent many recommendations to City Council including supporting the choice and funding for the Environmental Research and Design(ERD) Water Quality report published in 2021.
He was also instrumental in getting the local Magistrate to order Affordable Landscaping to use bolsters to cover canal drains while cutting and blowing grass down Collier Blvd.
Prior to moving to Marco Island, he had over 45 years of real estate and business experience focusing primarily on the development and management of large hi-rise residential buildings in the Chicago area. In addition to his real estate experience, he was involved as principal in a large furnished corporate apartments company, a captive insurance company, a telecommunications company and a variety of other retail businesses.
He is an avid sailor and boater and competed extensively on the Great Lakes, Florida and California and cruised in the Bahamas and Virgin Islands. He currently owns a powerboat docked behind his home on one of Marco’s canals and cruises the waters of southwest Florida and the Florida Keys.