Boards and Commission Service
During his tenure on the Town Council Rob represented our town on the Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SCVE) Board. Being part of founding and building SVCE is one of his proudest accomplishments. You can visit SCVE's website to learn more about how Los Gatos is helping to accelerate the state’s clean energy transition.
As part of his busy schedule, Rob is also serving on the board of Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), which protects and regulates air quality in the Bay Area, and on the board of the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
Education and Early Career
Rob received a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Dartmouth College. Since his student years he has been actively working to find innovative new solutions to complex problems. While still at Dartmouth, he built a solar race car and entered it in the Tour Del Sol race in Switzerland. He built a second solar car for the GM Sun Race and raced it from Orlando, Florida to Detroit, Michigan.
Rob moved to Los Gatos in 1992 after graduating college and started his career at National Semiconductor in Santa Clara. He spent the next 25 years building a successful career in the tech industry while dedicating most of his free time serving our community as a volunteer.
After retiring from the tech industry, Rob owned a small business in Los Gatos for many years. He understands the toll that COVID has taken on the local economies, and continues to look for more opportunities to support our small businesses.
As a Los Gatos Morning Rotarian Rob served as President and volunteered on several major projects, including Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, Lighting for Literacy, and Enterprise Leadership Conference.
Rob’s wife Isabella shares his dedication to “service above self.” Isabella came to the United States as a refugee from Ukraine, when it was part of the former Soviet Union in the late 1980s. She has since dedicated her professional career to helping those in need – including refugees, the disabled, and seniors.
Rob and Isabella’s daughter, Alena, is a DJ and music producer who lives in Berlin and performs all over Europe.
Rob also finds time to ride his bike, play soccer, and hang out with the family dogs, Fiona and Fleasse.
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