Bob Priola is the Director of Investment Research at Wacker Wealth Partners, a registered investment advisor in San Luis Obispo. He grew up in San Diego County, graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Geophysics/Geochemistry, and earned a Masters in Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara. He has volunteered with the National Parks Conservation Association in Washington D.C. and spent years in the Republic of Moldova with the U.S. Peace Corps, working on a sustainable development plan for the region. He later worked in New York City within the field of environmental commodities, and has spoken at events from the United Nations to U.S. E.P.A. Upon returning to California, Bob entered financial services and has a particular passion for economics, markets, and socially responsible investing. Bob enjoys living close to downtown but on the weekends can be found exploring the region, nearby beaches, and neighboring communities.