Rob has had a rich background in competition and success. Having never played a high school sport in his life, he obtained a full ride scholarship to Pepperdine University for volleyball. Rob learned the importance of hard work and developed the ability to perform at a high level under pressure both in school as well as within the sports arena. In addition to a two-time NCAA National Champion, he was a three-time NCAA All-American player selected as a middle blocker. To this day Rob continues to hold NCAA records for his blocking performance in a Final Four competition and in a National Championship match.
After graduating with a major in Accounting and a minor in Sports Medicine, he made the move to San Diego to commence his full-time career in Public Accounting while continuing his sports venture with the US Olympic volleyball team. He was tested and expected to balance his newly found career and his life dream with volleyball. His dedication and perseverance was admired by both his family as well as the Olympic team. After training with the Olympic team for one year, Rob was not selected to join the team for the ‘88 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea where his teammates went on to win the Olympic Gold Medal.
Turning his entire focus on his accounting career, Rob decided to specialize in Real Estate Taxation and was involved in numerous audit engagements for several small businesses. His experience with a variety of clientele provided Rob with a great understanding of the dynamics of business and economics, as well as their impact on profitability. After several years in public accounting, Rob made the unlikely switch into the mortgage business where he has remained.
Today, Rob’s competitive volleyball days are behind him since the high level of participation took a toll on his body. As a father of four, Rob enjoys coaching his children in sports as well as maintaining a presence in the cheering stands. He also enjoys the recreation of golf; spending time with his family and friends on the golf course is one of his favorite past-times.
Running a successful mortgage business and raising a family keeps him busy, but he has never been one to let life pass by without reaching out and seizing opportunities. Rob seeks for excellence in every aspect of his life and draws from his past experiences to be the best he can at whatever he decides to accomplish.
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