Rod Cook was born in Japan and immigrated with his family to the United States at 16 months of age. He is a graduate of Circleville High School and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Rod has worked in non-profit organizations for more than 27 years. His experience includes positions with the United Way, Goodwill Industries, and AmeriCorps. Rod also worked in the United States Peace Corps in Guatemala, spending more than seven years of service in Central America.
Rod is fully bi-lingual in Spanish. He and his wife Sandra live in Granville, and they have a grown daughter, Jennifer.