Robert Rosencrantz was born in Missouri and has lived in Kansas, California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and lettered three times as a member of the Track Team. He has 40 years of business and finance experience in retail sales and real estate. Robert and his wife decided to move to Pend Oreille County in 2004 after falling in love with our wonderful people, our beautiful region, and our honorable way of life.
Robert and his sister were raised by a single mom who worked two full-time jobs to support their family. At 14, he began working as a janitor to pay for college, and in 1979 he met Terry, who was previously a Deputy Sheriff. Now Robert and Terry have been together 43 years and have four grown children.
At the age of five, Robert developed a hip disease called Legg-Perthes that left him unable to walk. As a result, he spent the next year on crutches and a decade in physical therapy, but he never let it hold him back. Instead, it conditioned him to think that he could do anything and overcome any challenge. In fact, Robert decided that someday, despite doctors telling him otherwise, he would become a champion athlete. Robert competed on several USA national teams in racewalking, was the AAU Junior Champion in 1975, and won the Maccabiah Games competition in Israel in 1977.
Robert built his reputation in commercial real estate by helping clients achieve one key objective: Create long-term value that leads to financial security. That required discipline and patience and meant Robert had to persuade people to spend carefully now to be financially stronger later. That lesson is still with Robert as a Commissioner.