Rob has worked with at-risk youth for over 15 years. Making an impact in young people’s lives, helping them turn negative situations into positives, and realizing their self-worth have been his motivating objectives.
Rob first gained experience with at-risk youth at Seneca Center in San Leandro, Ca, where he provided crisis intervention and support to emotionally disturbed children. After joining the Community Counseling and Education Center – working with youth involved in gang activity, he found his passion in addressing gang and gun violence and drug and alcohol abuse. Rob developed a curriculum to teach administrators and youth on dealing with issues associated with gang violence and at-risk behavior. Rob’s work has included providing group counseling and training with Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy, Youth Build Charter School, the San Bernardino County Probation Department, and the Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) program at Citrus College. Rob also teaches part-time at the FKCE programs of Los Angeles City College and West Los Angeles community college.
Rob joined Safe Place for Youth as a Case Manager in November 2014. Rob received training and certification in mediation, counseling and training through the Omega Institute in San Francisco, Cal State San Bernardino, and University of Southern California.