Rob began his career in Fire/EMS in 2000, he is currently in his 20th year of service with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. He became a Paramedic in 2007 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2016. Rob has been serving the Safety & Training division since 2017 and is the Peer Support Team coordinator. Rob was also named the 2020 Fire Officer of the Year for his department. He holds many certifications through the state of Florida including Instructor, Live Fire Training Instructor, Incident Safety Officer, Public Information Officer, and Fire Officer 2.

Rob has always been an advocate for behavioral health and mental wellness and was instrumental in developing the behavioral health program as well as the Peer Support Team in St. Petersburg and even extending to other nearby agencies.