Rob was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California and has spent the last five years as a political and community organizer for the Service Employees International Union where he developed member activists, lobbying, and electing member and community leaders to office. He has extensive experience in coalition building, advocacy, training, lobbying, grassroots organizing, leadership development, and strategic campaigns. Over the last 14 years, he has dedicated himself to forwarding the rights of working people as a labor political organizer and policy advocate.
Prior to The Climate Center, he was an active member of The Communications Workers of America where he organized his coworkers around political activism. Through his union involvement, Rob was elected Vice President and then President of the Kern, Inyo, Mono Counties Central Labor Council where he worked with affiliate unions on strategic campaigns.
In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, tending to his garden, cooking and spending time with his wife and their many rescue dogs and cats.