Rob has produced many of the NFB’s pioneering digital projects since establishing the studio, including Welcome to Pine Point, Bear 71 and most recently the VR projects Biidaaban: First Light, Homestay and Gymnasia.
Prior to the NFB, Rob was a senior executive, editor and publisher at Canada’s largest newspaper chain, responsible for leading newsroom staff through a time of radical transformation in the newspaper industry.
Rob has also worked as a producer and executive at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation developing online audio-visual content designed to attract new audiences for public broadcasting, including the interactive radio service CBC Radio 3. He also served as a director of digital programming and business development at CBC responsible for the growth of digital platforms in the areas of documentaries, TV AE and network radio programming.
A former tree planter and fishing guide who grew up in small-town Saskatchewan, Rob now lives in North Vancouver, BC with his wife and the world’s two most brilliant young girls.