At the end of the day, it’s all about giving back. As a child, Rob lost a parent and the economic fallout forced his family to give him up. For someone so young, this was a lot to handle, and years later he would realize that he was dealing with trauma he had never recognized. Luckily for him, people stepped in and made a difference. Teachers and sports coaches became mentors, while running became the practice that kept him on the right track.