Dr. Bowlby is a native of Minneapolis. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Public Relations. He later went on to dental school at the University of Minnesota where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He continued at the University of Minnesota with his orthodontic residency and earned his specialty certification and Masters of Science degree. He currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife Meggan, and their four children, Henry, Grace, Carolina, and Lucy.