Bobby was a young Jedi trainee during the years leading up to the Battle of Geonosis. At the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, Bobby was a member of the Bear Clan, a group of students between the ages of four and eight standard years. As a member of the Bear Clan, Bobby was fortunate enough to be taught by Master Yoda himself.
The Bear Clan was made up of a varying number of species and some of Bobby's fellow classmates included the little Togruta girl, Ashla, the young Whipid, Jempa, the Nikto, Chian, and Humans, J.K. Burtola, Mari Amithest, and Liam. When Master Yoda left to command in the Battle of Geonosis, he handed over charge of the Bear Clan to Jedi Master and Council member Depa Billaba.