Robert (Bob) Miller was born and raised in southwestern Ontario near Lake Huron but has spent most of his adult life in the Ottawa area. Much of his career was in the not-for-profit sector developing programs to strengthen parliamentary institutions in Canada and around the world. At the time of his retirement he was President of the Parliamentary Centre of Canada.

For four years following retirement he taught a course on development and democracy at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. He was a community activist for much of his life and served for six years as a municipal Councillor in what was then Goulbourn Township.

He now spends his time learning how to write, serving as an assistant beekeeper, volunteering with non-profit organizations and spending time with family and friends. He is a regular participant in the Almonte Roundtable and a member in good standing of the Elizabeth Kelly public library. He is the father of four fine sons.