Born in Northern California (Bay Area), and coming from a musical family, Rob picked up the guitar at age 14 and never put it down.
Rehearsing and jamming with other friend musicians for fun, soon led to his first band in 1998 called Meltdown, a classic rock cover band where he became lead guitarist. In 1999 he left Meltdown to help form latin rock band Hollopoynt. Going from the garage to the big stage happened very quickly as Hollopoynt was given the opportunity to play a Nor Cal show called Summerfest. It was a large music festival where 8,000 to 10,000 people watched Hollopoynt perform, it had opened some doors for the band Hollopoynt with a tour offer from Low Rider Magazine. This was one of their very first shows at ages 16 to 24.