|Rob is a self-taught guitarist who started with piano lessons as a kid. Music came naturally to him, and the transition to guitar was natural, as well. Rob's first influence was the early Metallica albums, and in 1994 he formed Mephisto with his high school buddies Lance, Merlin, Dave, and Chris. They penned such classics as CrackHeadStreet, Demensia, and SPCSP.
Rob became a father in November of 1997, and young Tristen is already quite the charmer. The proverbial apple falls not far from the tree.... The rest of his time is consumed by his shop job, where Rob's duties include operating a boring mill and getting stiches at the clinic down the street.