Now at the University of Michigan, studying Computer Engineering. Mark, once a scout in troop 8, is now a young assistant scoutmaster. Asides from skiing, climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, and just about anything outdoors, Mark also enjoys being a computer geek. He spends an inordinate amount of time playing with computers, and enjoys any computer troubleshooting problem, or coding challenge.
Bob was once a spy for the intergalactic revenue service, which collected payments of potable water from all interstellar wayfaring species in return for bureaucratic support. After retiring from the IRS, he settled in on a small, non-spacefaring planet largely because he enjoyed the snow and mountains, and because he was enthralled with chocolate chip cookies.