Bower is a recent Philly transplant, after living in California for the past 22 years. Bower joined CSFP after two and a half years as Department Coordinator with AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles. He has almost 12 years of nonprofit experience, including positions at the Sierra Club and Save the Redwoods League. Bower has an art degree from Florida SouthWestern State College, and has attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He is an artist and photographer.