Randolph Dobbs was born in Oakland, California, and raised in Salinas near Monterey where he attended Hartnell College. In the mid-90′s, he was elected to the Spiritual Assembly of the Baháís of Los Angeles and serves as its full-time Secretary. Mr. Dobbs also serves on the Regional Baháí Council of the State of California, an administrative position responsible for Baháí development in the region. He has contributed articles on religious matters to Beliefnet.com, Iranian.com, Examiner.com and other websites. Mr. Dobbs is very active in the interfaith community and serves on the Executive Board of the Inter-Religious Council of Southern California, as a Religious Director in the Office of Religious Life at USC and as a member of the Board of Directors for the University Religious Conference at UCLA.