Rep was meticulous in most of his work, but when it came to keeping track of the details of his own life he just couldn't be bothered. The non-bibliographic portion of his official CV is contained on a single face of a single sheet of paper and is lamentably lacking in detail
(see Bibliography). We are grateful for the assistance of his former wife Nancy, his brother Peter, and his children Bil, Jack, and Pat for verifying dates and information, and providing stories and recollections. Sheila Stephens assisted in reconstructing details from Rep's last major field expedition, and provided images from day trips he made late in his career. Dennis Trombatore provided extensive assistance in tracking down some of Rep's publications. Additional bibliographic assistance was provided by Katie Criswell, Liz DeHart, Pat Dickerson, and Clay Martin.