A long, long, time ago in a farmers field far, far away, Rob noticed a change in the wind and became fascinated with the weather. Why you ask? (Pause for you to say “why?”) Well, it was at that moment he realized he was downwind of the manure pile on the turkey farm where he grew up! After that he watched the weather very carefully in an effort to save his sense of smell!
Okay, that’s not entirely true but I did grow up on a turkey farm and I have been fascinated with weather and broadcasting for quite some time.
I began my career in radio and worked for many of the top rated sations in Canada. I made my jump to TV after a 2 year run on Toronto’s #1 afternoon radio show. Moving from a top 40/dance/urban radio station to the all weather channel seemed like a strange turn but it was the best move of my life.
I spent 5 years at the award winning Weather Network in Toronto hosting national and local shows including a 2 year stint as a co-host on the flag ship program, Good Morning Toronto.
After that, I decided to pursue my dream of living and working in the U.S. and joined Wake Up Rochester in Rochester NY. I spent three years in “Bills Country” before coming to my senses and moving to “Packer-Town!” (GO PACK!) I also spent some time trying to make it big as a comic actor and studied the art of improvisation at Toronto’s Second City Theatre with teachers like SCTV’s Joe Flaherty!
I moved here with my beautiful wife, Tanya, who has become a very talented photographer. You should check out her site at http://www.nowitspersonal.net .
I have three kids. My son Noah, is a solid little hockey player who likes to write stories and is in love with anything Star Wars and Star Wars related! (like father like son).
My daughter Nyla who is the cutest 2.5 feet of human being you could ever meet! She loves to sing and act and put on shows for everyone – look out Broadway! Actually her dream job is working at Disney World so that, in her words, she can ” operate the games and let everyone win!”.
Then there’s Nadia, Wisconsin’s #1 Valentine. Born February 14th here in the Badger State and yes you will fall in love with this curly haired little girl in a heartbeat. Hard to believe she’s already 2 years old and has us all wound around her little finger.