Rob began his career in healthcare started in Chicago where he completed his EMT training at Weiss Memorial Hospital before going to work on Chicago’s Southside for a Private Ambulance company while waiting for the next exam to open for the Chicago Fire Department. Unfortunately, at that time the next exam was five years off so, (lucky for NOCO First Responders), he opted to go back to school and become a Registered Nurse at Northern Kentucky University. After earning his RN license, he went to work on a Pediatric Mental Health Inpatient Unit for preteens with behavioral issues secondary to severe trauma. Disturbed by the over reliance on medications to treat mental health issues he returned to school at Eastern Kentucky University to become a Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) to have a greater say in how those he serves are treated. Rob understands the sacrifice of a First Responder as he has been there and done that. He states that, “the First Response career requires you to be at your best when others are at their worst. The difficulty of spending all shift dealing with atrocities and then trying to leave them at the door when you get home. Of working nights, weekends, holidays; missing birthdays, children sports games, and anniversaries. Rob has made sure that getting assistance is not just another burden on the First Responder and their family by offering telehealth, weekend, and evening appointments; and can often get you in for an appointment within 24 hours. First Responder Trauma Counselors is proud to have Rob as one of our own additional vital links in FRTC’s armor of Culturally Competent Practitioners for NOCO.