Sycamore Land Trust

Preserving land and connecting people to nature


Sycamore Land Trust

Bob Costello

Background: Bob grew up in Northwest Indiana, went to school at Papperdine University in Malibu, CA, and Indiana University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He has worked in marketing and sales for Stepan Chemical, General Chemical, and the Kelley School of Business. Currently, Bob is the CEO/Owner of Soma Coffeehouse and Juicebar, The Laughing Planet Cafe, and Village Deli. Bob joined the board of SLT in 2016. He has also been a board member of Shelter, Inc., Downtown Bloomington Inc., Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Wonderlab, and Bloomington Parks and Recreation Foundation Board. He also actively supports Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers in Medicine, Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County, and the Mag 7 Race Series.

Hobbies and interests: Bob enjoys swimming, cycling, running, and competing in Ironman triathlon events and distance running. He and his wife Kari have four children: Calvin (20), Elleanor (18), Lilly (17) and Ava (15), who keep him very active.