Mr. Nobe was born on December 16, 1943, in Kaseyama, Japan, a farming community near the city of Kizu. His father, Shunji Naito, a mechanical engineering graduate of Waseda University, was killed in the Yantsu River in China in 1943 during WW II. His mother, Linda Chow, came to America and brought Mr. Nobe to live with her after the United States Congress passed legislation allowing Japanese offspring to enter the United States of America. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1958.
Mr. Nobe attended schools in Japan, and later in Virginia. He is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and he earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, in 1973. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana and Arkansas.
He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Foundation Performance Association, San Antonio Claims Association, and National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He is a Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering in the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.
Mr. Nobe has one married daughter, Tisha Rich, and a granddaughter, Karenna. An important part of his life has been spending time with these family members. He also values his affiliation with his church and its traditions and tenets.
He has been employed by Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle, Washington, McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, Missouri, Mitsubishi International Aircraft Company, San Angelo, Texas, and the City of San Angelo, Texas. He has been self-employed as a civil engineering consultant and construction company owner as well as a flooring company owner. He is now located at 1919 Budding Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78247, as owner of Nobe Consulting Engineers Company and is a principal forensic engineer. Mr. Nobe has originated and operated the following companies: Nobe Consultants LTD, Nobe & Associates, Inc., Nobe General Construction, Inc., Nobe Foundation/Building Consultants, Inc., and TN Flooring Company, Inc.