Rob is a third-generation member of the Masonic Fraternity.
As a teenager, he was a member of Kempsville Chapter, Order of DeMolay (now DeMolay International) in Virginia Beach. Rob was very active in the Chapter and served in a number of offices until he was called away to military service. After returning to Virginia Beach, he again became active with Kempsville Chapter, this time as an Advisor. Over the years, Rob has held a number of other adult leadership posts. He was selected to serve as a District Deputy and as the Director of Ritual and Education in the Eastern Region of Virginia. He has also served as "Dad" Advisor in Ocean View Priory, Order of Knighthood, Norfolk, and as Ritual Advisor in Lynnhaven Chapter, Virginia Beach.
For his service to The Order of DeMolay, Rob was awarded the Advisor's Cross of Honor, The Degree of Chevalier, and The Order's highest honor, The DeMolay Legion of Honor. In 1998 he was elected Grand Commander of the Tidewater Court of Chevaliers.
In 1973, Rob was Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in Ocean View Lodge, #335, A.F.& A.M. in Norfolk. He served that Lodge as its 60th Worshipful Master in 1981. He is now a member of Kempsville Lodge #196, A.F.& A.M. in Virginia Beach and is a 32° Mason in the Norfolk Scottish Rite Bodies.
Rob's wife, Jan, is a member of Zulekia Court, #35, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America. She serves as Secretary of the Zukie Line Dance Unit and as Vice President of the Virginia Beach Ladies Shrine Club.