Last Monday and Tuesday I had the pleasure of working alongside Jamie Westover at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. Jamie is wife to Rob Westover. It seemed odd to me that Rob wasn’t there having some fun with us because he was a lover of fun places, and particularly loved Las Vegas. Rob passed away Tuesday night in Seattle and it came as a big shock to us all.
For those of you that don’t know Rob, he was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Kind, funny, smart, fun loving, hard worker and loving husband and father. He was one of the original members of the team I’m on, and his legacy on this team and others will be felt for a long time coming.
The picture above was taken for the “Microsoft Across America” campaign we did a couple of years back. Rob was our model as you can see. Rob was a great sport about the whole thing and the picture captures part of his essence.
Rob would not want us to cry in our beer. Instead Rob would want us to mix up a batch of something yummy and toast to the fun and adventures we’ve shared together. Rob will be missed greatly by all that knew him.