A native Texan, Rob graduated from Texas A&M and began his career in the outdoor industry in 1999. He worked for Whole Earth Provision Company in several capacities including general manager and equipment buyer. In 2009 he joined Backwoods as an equipment buyer and was later promoted to his current role of director of purchasing. Rob manages a team of 8 buyers at Backwoods and is a member of the company’s leadership team. He is currently serving on the Outdoor Industry Association’s Business Advisory Counsel and was honored as part of The Sporting Goods Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2012.