Overweight middle-aged redneck that's greasy T-shirt barely contains her beer gut. Perpetually unshaven, smelly and filled with noxious gasses, Bobby Joe tends to offend others, even by her very presence.
Bobby Joe likes to take it easy with an ice-cold beer. Bobby Joe feels a little guilty for leaving his parents back on Towers, especially her mother, a fourth-generation plumber. One way this guilt manifests itself is they way Bobby Joe pays particular attention to the waste removal and recycling systems. She often says "it would make my momma proud to see this thing flush."
After dropping out of school, Bobby Joe worked at a spaceport repairing grav vehicles and then extended her expertise to spacecraft engines. A hunch about a problem with a shuttle impressed Numar Gimmini sufficiently that she was offered a job and engineering training. She found the work of a shipboard mechanic to be more to her liking than her previous job.
She enjoys maintenance and is adept at cannibalizing machinery to repair to more essential equipment. Equipment she has maintained and understands completely often confounds engineers accustomed to the original. General Products noticed a life support system Bobby Joe created from waste processing parts, and paid for the rights to it that Bobby Joe then quickly invested in the Wayfarer.