Rob has a degree in physics and spent his career at the US Patent and Trademark Office working on intellectual properties in a number of areas including aeronautics and astronautics.
His UFO involvement goes back to 1968 during what he called his larval stage, when the ongoing sightings and the University of Colorado UFO study permanently nailed his attention. Once he arrived in Washington, D.C. area, he joined the Fund for UFO Research and was subsequently elected to the executive committee. Around 2006, as the Fund wound down dur to the rise of the Internet and other factors, he was asked to join MUFON’s Board of Directors and continues to serve there.
He wanted to note that although the Fund still exists, it is largely dormant.