ANCIENT ARTIFACTS COLLECTOR
Bobby Underhill is the eccentric artifacts collector. A former dealer, Bobby has traveled to distant lands to find exotic items to sell them at Klaus Auctions, the most famous auction house in the world, located in Godley Hollow. An experienced jet-setter and accomplished academic with multiple college degrees, Bobby knows a little bit about everything. Once known around the globe for financing archaeological digs, Bobby was just hired by Roland Kingsley as Roland’s private bone collector.
EARLY LIFE: Bobby was born to an Italian immigrant mother and Detroit native father in Flint, Michigan. Bobby later moved to Stanford, California after being accepted into Stanford University. Bobby Underhill has earned a BS, MS, and PHD in Archaeological Science.
BUSINESS CAREER: Bobby Underhill served as the director of the Center for Archaeological Investigations of Godley Hollow University from 2001 to 2012. Bobby was a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology from 2005 to 2012.
Bobby left the University to pursue a private career in the unearthing and acquisition of rare artifacts and has focused on discovering various species of extinct mammutid proboscidean fossils from the genus Mammut, distantly related to elephants, that inhabited North and Central America during the late Miocene or late Pliocene up to their extinction at the end of the Pleistocene 10,000 to 11,000 years ago. Bobby has recently been hired by Roland Kingsley as a private mastodon bone collector.
PHILANTHROPY: Bobby gives $100 per month to St. Judes.
PERSONAL LIFE: Bobby is single, with no children.
Notable Achievement Award from the National Archaeological Society, 2017 for the 12-book series Mastodons Among Us.