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Robert Sanders Baer ’75

Robert Sanders Baer ’75, March 13, 1994, in California. Robert received a BA from Reed in psychology. After graduating, and in an effort to experience life "from top to bottom" (as he described it), he sold encyclopedias, used cars, and even did handstands for change on the San Francisco streets. Wanting a "positive reality" at 32, he entered Cornell University Graduate School of Hotel Management; he left after a year. He returned to California and took a job as a hotel investment analyst, later taking a position in an accounting firm as a hotel consultant. In 1984 he went to work for Blackman Flynn, an innovative investment firm, and was instrumental in three successful hotel renovations in San Francisco. Following this notoriety, he went to India and Nepal, and then to Kenya, hoping to find a vision for the next segment of his life.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2005

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