Rob graduated from Haverford College in 2008 with a BA in Urban Studies and moved to Portland shortly thereafter to study at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, immediately falling in love with Portland’s diverse, tightly-knit community and vibrant abundance of both creative and economic opportunities.
Rob is proud to be a Portlander and has worked hard to use his skills with technology, financial management and organizational leadership to serve many community projects in the area, including the Meg Perry Center, Occupy Maine and the Southern Maine Workers Center. He’s a person who believes in civic engagement, and he has participated actively in the efforts to win marriage equality, keep tar sands out of South Portland, protect Congress Square, defend the rights of asylum seekers and raise the city’s minimum wage. He is currently working as a core member of the Greater Portland Community Land Trust, a new group of community organizers and real estate developers who have come together to build affordable cooperative housing in our area.
As a programmer, Rob is a diligent, self-motivated creative problem solver with experience starting new organizations and navigating complex power structures to move innovative projects. In addition to working on several successful startup projects, Rob has also developed solutions for a wide range of clients, including the Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots, Wex and PowerPay.
For fun, Rob enjoys playing drums, jogging around the Back Cove, doing community service and barbecuing with his motley crew of housemates and friends on the back deck of his home on Fessenden Street.