Bruce is currently active in several businesses and other activities part time, having left full-time employment in 2003. He is involved in a family foundation and a number of non-profit organizations in the Seattle area, with a focus on youth education, maritime, and the environment. He grew up in Madison Park, Seattle, and married to Joanne in 1976, he now lives on the Eastside with 4 children and 7 grandchildren all living in the Greater Seattle area. He received his college education at the University of Washington. He has been an avid boater and has spent 60 years cruising the Salish Sea, the Inside Passage, and the West Coast.