Rob was born in Houston, Texas, where he enjoyed fishing, camping, and exploring within the greater Houston and Galveston areas. He attended Texas A&M University, where he was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets. In 2005, Rob earned a degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development. After graduation, employment opportunities led him to the Texas Hill Country, where he began to discover his passion for outdoor recreation. Through relationships formed within his community, Rob grew in his knowledge and enthusiasm for the outdoors. Soon he found himself spending his weekends rock climbing, hiking and camping. In 2011, Rob (along with his dog Jessie) moved to the Austin area. Motivated to give back to his community and grow individually, Rob began researching local organizations to participate in. He quickly discovered Explore Austin and, without hesitation, drove to the EA office and asked how he could get involved. In 2012, he officially joined as a mentor. Today, Rob cites Explore Austin as one of the single most transformative experiences of his life and is so thankful for the relationships and growth that it has nurtured. Currently, Rob works at Rackspace Hosting as a Senior Account Manager. In his spare time, you can find him fishing, rock climbing, and hiking the many parks in and around the Hill Country.