Rob was born in Boulder, CO and, due to an unfortunate flip of a coin, was raised on the Lynyrd Skynyrd side of Jacksonville, FL. He still has not forgiven his parents for the move. After years of Catholic school, he landed at FSU, the Harvard of the South, and earned a B.S. in Communications (‘90) and an MEd.(91) in Social Studies Education. His interest in track and cross-country led him to coach at a small independent high school, which eventually paved the way for his career in teaching at independent schools. Rob has specialized in teaching AP US History and AP Government and has dabbled in AP European history. From 1995-2002, he lived in Brevard, NC where he coached at Brevard College and raised Fraser Fir Christmas trees. In the summers, he worked as an on-site director for the Duke University Talent Identification Program. In 2002, Rob moved to Reno, NV to take a teaching position at Sage Ridge School. Rob ran competitively for about 30 years specializing in the 800 and 1500 meters. He is a five-time Master Track National Champion. Arthritic hips forced him out of running and into triathlons a few years ago where he is a solidly above average triathlete. For adventure, Rob enjoys traveling with his wife Meghan and walking Nolan their orange cat.