Rob earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from Hastings, a liberal arts college in Hastings Nebraska. At Hastings, he cultivated his leadership skills. In addition to playing quarterback for the football team, he served as president of the Multicultural Student Union and as Co-Chair of the Team Against Bias and was known as a social reformer. By actively changing the diversity and implementing more programs for those underrepresented. Rob helped to get more funding for programs and helped to reinstitute the multicultural fraternity Tau Beta Alpha. Rob aided in executing a plan that would help recruit students from all over the world.
After graduating from Hastings with a Bachelors degree in psychology and a minor in religion, Rob played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. Rob quickly realized, however, that he had a different calling—to serve his community and put into practice the leadership skills he developed at Hastings. Before becoming the Obama campaign’s Field Organizer for the Southside, he worked for Children’s Arc, an NGO that serves at-risk children; for the Denver-based Endeavor marketing. A forward-thinker on the new energy economy, Rob also co-founded EZ-E85, a company that converts vehicles to run on alternative fuels.
Rob has also served on boards and commissions such as Judicial Performance Commission, Colorado Springs Pride Center, Armed Services YMCA, Southern Colorado Black Barber Association, African American Voice Juneteenth Festival and, the El Pomar Black Advisory Council, RTD Affordable Task Force, Denver Workforce Investment Board, Department of Regulatory Agency Collateral Consequences. Rob is currently the President/CEO of CommunityWorks a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to empowering individuals through career preparation and career placement.