Roger Cook Net Worth 2020, Bio, Relationship, and Career Updates.
Roger grew up listening to pop and rock music, but also the classical music of Beethoven and Mozart. He enjoys spending his time in nature such as forests, mountains, lakes, and national parks in general.
Roger Cook was born in 1955 in Massachusetts, USA, and is a garden and landscape contractor, who rose to prominence after he became the star of the “This Old House” home renovation reality TV series in 1988.
Roger spent his entire childhood in Massachusetts, where he was raised by his father and his mother, who was a housewife and enjoyed spending her free time in her garden – Roger spent more time as a kid with his mother rather than with his father which is how he became interested in gardening and nature in general.
He attended the University of Maine from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife management and conservation law in 1977.
Roger began dating Kathleen while he was attending his second year at the University of Maine – they dated for several years before marrying sometime in the ‘80s.
Roger and Kathleen have two children, Jason and Molly, who are currently living with Roger in Burlington, Massachusetts as Kathleen lost her battle with cancer on 1 December 2010, when she passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston at the age of 56.
Kathleen was born in Woburn, and attended Burlington High School before enrolling at Merrimack College, and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1977. Her father worked at the Gulde Insurance Company and she learned the insurance business from him, and went on to found her own Gulde – Cook Insurance Company.
Soon after obtaining his degree, Roger joined the Massachusetts Arborist Association, and has been an active member to this day – he has also served as the board of directors’ president of both the Association of Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts, and New England Grows.
He launched his own K & R Tree and Landscape Company in 1982, together with his now deceased wife Kathleen. In 1982, Roger was invited to appear in the “This Old House” home renovation reality TV series, after having already contributed to several of the show’s projects, such as Woburn House and Bigelow Ranch among others.
He appeared in numerous episodes during the next six years, until 1988 when he was made part of the main cast from the beginning of their Lexington Bed & Breakfast renovation episodes – he is still serving as the shows garden and landscape contractor.
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