HeadshotRob started doing improv in 1989, with ComedySportz in Bakersfield, CA. His experience includes numerous shortform, longform and sketch groups in the intervening years. He earned a BFA from the California State University at Bakersfield, and completed his Master’s in Education in 2004, followed by an Administrative Credential in 2014.

Rob founded the Center for Improv Advancement (CIA) in 2008, and since then he’s performed in inaugural festivals on both coasts – 1st New York Improv Festival, the 1st San Diego Improv Festival, as well as the OC Improv Cup, and the LA Improv Festival at iO West. He’s scheduled to perform and teach at the inaugural Downtown Vegas Improv Festival in March of 2016. His resume also includes several ComedySportz national tournaments and a World Series of Comedy.

Teaching experience includes improv workshops since 1989, contract teaching of Theatre and English classes since 2001, and a generation of improv performers that now permeate the industry.Rob approaches improv with the career knowledge of a teacher, improviser and actor. His acting resume includes over half of the Shakespearean canon, as well as Shepard, Sheridan, and every other playwright whose name starts with “Sh.”

Miles Stroth called Rob “A big fish in any pond.” Jill Bernard said “{Rob’s} part of a group that changed the way we all looked at improv.” He looks forward to sharing his approach with you.