Bob's Bio
Bob Alpi is a husband, father, and writer in addition to also being a pirate, amateur historian, movie maker, cook and grill master of no small repute. He is a veteran of the Army’s prestigious 3rd US Infantry (The Old Guard), as well as the US Coast Guard Reserve. He has also been a lifeguard, waiter, short order cook, restaurant manager, jailer, police officer, factory worker, bike-borne security guard, computer desktop support tech, web designer and a stay-at-home dad, to name a few.
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Runic Films
Along with his brother Ben, Bob is a co-founder in Runic Films, a production and entertainment company developing original properties for film, television and the Web. He began his film career as post-production manager on the family-friendly sci-fi adventure series eScape v1.0. He has since gone on to produce for the Ben Alpi short films Cowboy Creed and Hashtag.
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PDXYAR
The Swashbucklers of Stumptown
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Swashbuckerl's Ball
A grand night out for pirates.
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Beyond his research and writing, Bob works with groups such as PDXYAR, a living history and entertainment troupe, and Swashbuckler Productions, Portland, Oregon’s premiere organizers of themed entertainment. In his work with the latter, he has managed the web operations, digital content production and media relations for the Swashbuckler’s Ball since its inception. This annual event, now entering its 8th year, has grown to become the largest pirate gathering of the winter social calendar in Portland, while raising thousands of dollars for sponsored charities.
Bob loves cooking for his family, any excuse to get into the woods (the further in the back country the better) and, to be honest, beer.

He lives in northern Michigan with his staggering beautiful wife and three amazing boys.

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