Rob grew up in Phoenix. He attended Arcadia High School, followed by 2 years at the, just opened, Scottsdale Community College, and then matriculated to BYU in Provo, Utah. As a star baseball player, Rob earned accolades at all levels of play. He was an All-State H.S player at Arcadia–followed by being named the 1st All-American baseball player at S.C.C. After moving on to BYU, he was voted Most Valuable Player in both his Jr. and Sr. baseball seasons. Rob was then signed to play Professional Baseball with the California Angels. As an aging athlete, he especially appreciates ADVIL.