NWSEO Southern Region Chair
Rob joined the National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO) in 2015 then quickly became the Branch Steward in 2016 where he represented the interest of his NWS Branch employees. Recognized for his commitment and expertise, Rob was elected as the Southern Region Vice Chair of NWSEO in 2017. In this capacity, he advocated for the rights and well-being of meteorologists and weather service personnel in the Southern Region, striving to create a positive and supportive work environment.
Rob was born and raised in Florida. His passion for public service began at an early age. In 1983, Rob enlisted in the United States Navy. After 21 years of diverse and distinguished service, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 2003. Throughout his naval career, Rob accumulated over 12 years of operational sea time, providing meteorological support and forecasts to naval operations worldwide. Additionally, Rob was selected as the Weather Point of Contact (WPOC) for the NASA Space Shuttle Support team based in Moron, Spain from 1995-1998.
Following his retirement from the Navy, Rob's passion for maritime meteorology led him to the National Weather Service (NWS) in 2008, were he became the Port Meteorological Officer at the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Jacksonville, Florida. After 35 combined years of working within the maritime community, he then decided to transition into the position as WFO Jacksonville's Observations Program Leader (OPL) in 2023. When not working, Rob spends most of his time on the water fishing, or pleasure boating with his family.