One of Rob’s favorite quotes is from Frank Clark, a politician from a time long ago: “Most smiles are started by another smile.” He takes that approach to life … and also to one of life’s most important events – your wedding ceremony!
Rob loves creating and officiating all kinds of weddings, from beautiful downtown celebrations to sweet little backyard or beach gatherings and finds wonder and awe in all of them. His attraction to the beauty of ritual and ceremony was evident from a young age when he eagerly became an altar server at his family’s local parish and continues to this day as he serves as a lector at his current one.
Rob grew up in the Asbury Park area where he grew up swimming, surfing, and diving in the waves for hours each summer day – something he still tries to do when there’s a breeze out of the west and the waves are breaking. Never underestimate the beauty and healing power of the ocean!
Rob is proud Duke grad and is a biomedical engineer by training. He has spent his professional career in the healthcare industry, from DOD healthcare planning to patient care technology consulting to software sales. The mission of improving patient care (even indirectly) has been a guiding force throughout his career and this passion led him to complete his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Temple University.
Living in Philadelphia for the past 25+ years also causes Rob to smile – a lot. Philly is where he learned to row on the Schuylkill, where he became skilled at brewing ales and discovered interesting breweries, where his passion for gardening was unearthed and where he’s made many dear friends. Most importantly, Philadelphia is where Rob met his husband and where they finally got married after some Supreme Court stuff. Rob holds tightly to that right.
When not officiating weddings, you’ll find Rob shopping at Reading Terminal and Clark Park Farmer’s Market, meandering the parks and paths along both beautiful River Drives with his Jack Russell mix Busby, gardening at the Woodlands, rooting on the Union (technically down in Chester) and Phillies, and simply soaking in all of the history and good dining and drinking establishments throughout this great city.
Meeting wonderful couples, creating beautiful ceremonies, and officiating weddings helps keep the smiles spreading, and Rob is honored and delighted to help you with yours!