Rob began Lost Shores Gallery in 2015 in an effort to support his wife Beverley’s real estate business by promoting the stunning beauty of our hidden paradise. Before long, a drone was added to bring our oceanfront to life as never before. It rapidly became apparent that these images touched hearts both locally and the many live-aways hungry for a taste of back home. The images are shared freely through the very popular Lost Shores Gallery Facebook page.
‘Art-in-Motion’ is Rob’s favorite medium as evidenced by the tremendous success of his Lost Shores Gran Fondo cycling event and more recently the Lost Shores Thunder Rally. Done purely as a volunteer effort to promote our community, he enjoys the intellectual challenge of assembling operating and marketing plans all in the spirit of the 2014 Ivany Report, ‘work with what you got’.
Rob has deep local roots in the area where he and Beverley live in a restored 1910 family home overlooking Philips Harbour and Chedabucto Bay. They also enjoy time at their nearby cottage at the very private ‘Secret Beach’ where his family first settled some 200 years ago.
Rob went to school in the Annapolis Valley and spent his summers here on the Lost Shores. He then earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Waterloo where he met Beverley. His career began in large scale recycling and was followed by leadership roles producing most of Canada’s intravenous solutions. He followed this with an assignment in Los Angeles leading the startup of the world’s largest human plasma fractionation facility. A bucket list wish to live in San Francisco lead to a senior management role developing and producing advanced biologic medicines for indications ranging from MS to osteoarthritis to Parkinson’s.
In 2010, Rob decided it was time to exit the corner office and return to his roots in Nova Scotia. That gave him more time to enjoy his passions for bicycling and photography and to do numerous renovation projects, another of his favorite mediums. Rob holds licenses as a Professional Engineer, Dept of Environment Qualified Professional, Realtor® and Transport Canada Drone Pilot.