Rob holds a master’s degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University and a certificate in Management Development from the University of Alberta. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and a qualified Incident Command System (ICS Canada) Instructor to the I-400 level. In his current role as an emergency management field officer for the Province of Alberta, he is responsible for assisting in the prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery to disasters to forty communities in Alberta. During an activation of their emergency coordination centers he acts as the province’s emergency management representative, providing guidance and expertise while ensuring access to necessary provincial assets. He designs and delivers emergency management training, conduct risk assessments, and set the vision and direction for emergency management programs by aiding in the development and implementation of emergency response and business continuity plans; in addition, he develops and conducts exercises to assess plan viability and build community resilience. During almost two decades with the Canadian Armed Forces he developed strong leadership, management, and critical thinking skills while overseeing and mentoring team members. Rob conducted disaster planning for the government’s domestic and international response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats and collaborated directly with numerous stakeholders that contributed to crisis response, including Health Canada, RCMP, local police services, and other military units. Deployments to the 2010 G8/G20 summits, the Royal Tour of 2011, the Vancouver Olympics honed his emergency management and planning skills.