Rob is a native Montanan born and raised in Butte, Montana. With 27 years in government service, he has been at the OPI since 2016. He received his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University - Portland. Rob worked 13 years as a professor for the Royal College of Surgeons – Edinburgh, teaching in the Remote and Offshore Medicine Post Graduate Program helping pioneer remote learning programs. He is a veteran of the United States Army. In his free time, Rob enjoys working on Independent films.