Detroit born and Cleveland/Pittsburgh raised, Rob began piano studies at the Cleveland Institute at the young age of four. Moving to Pittsburgh he played in local rock bands as a drummer and keyboardist. Later, he joined a few touring bands based in Florida. Returning to Pittsburgh he began studio work exclusively which took him eventually to Manhattan, NY. After finding success in the record business Rob returned to Pittsburgh to specialize in post-production music and sound design for television, radio, film, and digital. He has also served as a board member of several organizations including The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, The Pittsburgh Technology Council, and a past-president of the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation.
Recording artists he’s worked as a producer, engineer, programmer, and musician include David Werner, Bob Corbin, Billy Idol, John Waite, Dagny, SOJA, Rachel Z, Tarkan, Neil Dorfsman, Gary Katz, Syleena Johnson, Mary Fahl, Reb Beach, Michael McGlone, Carla Bianco, Marc Copely, Psychotica, Bloody Chicklets, and Skell, to name some.
In 2003 Rob founded Market Street Sound/Contagious Music, Pittsburgh’s largest and most successful audio-post facility, where he’s produced, recorded and mixed many recording artists, composed music for advertising and film, and recorded and mixed hundreds, if not thousands, of TV, Radio, and Web commercials. Rob has received many industry awards for both composition/songwriting and sound-design. Advertising and marketing clients that Rob has created brand music for include Coca Cola, Dicks Sporting Goods, Cub Cadet, Snickers, The Home Depot, Snausages, Delmonte, Heinz, Harry and David, PNC, UPMC, Stanley Steemer, Highmark, NGK, Airborne, Art Institutes, and countless others big and small.