Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Rob learned about hard work from a very young age due to a sudden and severe illness that affected his father. The illness caused much affliction for the family, including serious financial distress, so by age 14, Rob had two jobs – paperboy by morning and dishwasher by evening – and has not slowed down since. It was at this young age that he learned that if you work hard, anything is possible, as long as you put the effort in.
After high school, Rob attended the University of Wyoming, studying architectural engineering and competing as a division 1 student athlete in swimming and diving. During the three years Rob attended Wyoming, he realized this was not the future career for him, and left Wyoming, eventually finishing his studies as an education major at Temple University. Through school he had continued to work in many restaurants, and eventually took a job as Assistant Director of Training for a prominent restaurant development group. For three years, he averaged a new opening almost every other week – well over 100 – and trained thousands of employees.
In 1998, with years of restaurant expertise under his belt, Rob decided to pursue his growing interest in wine. He joined a local wholesaler, and in a short time became one of their top reps. Seven years later, Rob was ready to expand his knowledge and take on a new challenge at Vintage Imports. Since 2005, Rob has continued to be a top performer at Vintage, and in 2013, was promoted to PA State Manager, leading a motivated and highly-educated team located throughout the state. He also handles all of the interactions with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for their 630+ stores.
Rob resides in Bucks County, PA with his wife Jennifer and daughter Audrey.