Bob graduated from Jersey City State College with his BA in Music Education. Following graduation, he was the director of bands at Mahwah (NJ) High School where he led the marching, concert, and jazz bands. He is a former member of the Hawthorne Caballeros drum and bugle corps, was an adjudicator and associate chief judge of the Metropolitan Association of Adjudicators (MAA) and Eastern Marching Band Associates (EMBA), and an instructor for several high school bands and drum corps. Bob transitioned into the business world where he was the co-owner of a communications and PR agency. Recently, Bob was also a member and board president of the Summit Chorale. Bob joined the Hackettstown Community Band in 2016.