2020 marks Rob's 24th season in Minor League Baseball, all with the Timber Rattlers. A native of Green Bay, WI, Rob graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in 1993 and received his bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1997. Rob began his career with the Timber Rattlers as an unpaid intern before joining the full-time staff as a group sales representative. After two years in group sales, Rob was promoted to Director of Baseball Operations and then to Vice President of Baseball Operations. Following the 2002 season, Rob was promoted to Team President and General Manager. In 2004, Rob was recognized as UW-Whitewater's Outstanding Recent Alumni and has been recognized as the Midwest League Executive of the Year three times - in 2007, 2012 and 2018.
Under Rob's leadership, the Timber Rattlers have been recognized multiple times for their achievements. The team received the 2012 Fox Valley Small Business of the Year by the Appleton Post-Crescent and received the Midwest League Presidents Award in 2005, 2018 and 2019. In 2012, the team received Minor League Baseball's highest achievement for promotional excellence, the Larry MacPhail Award. The team was also recognized four times - in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 - by the Midwest League for promotional excellence. In 2019, the Timber Rattlers were awarded two Minor League Baseball Golden Bobbleheads for Theme Night of the Year as well as Promotion of the Year. To cap off 2019, the team was named as one of the Top 50 best employers in all of sports by Front Office Sports.
Rob was also instrumental in bringing a Northwoods League team to Fond du Lac and has served as the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders Team President since their inception in 2017. The team has seen much success in their short existence and was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Marian University Business and Industry Awards in 2017. The team captured their first league title the next season in only their second year of existence.
Rob resides in De Pere with his wife, Nikki, and their sons Cooper and Davis. email Rob