Rube's hometown is Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. He has lived in Mountain Village since 1991. Rube's community involvement includes serving on Mountain Village Town Council from 1999-2007, Mountain Village Mayor 2007, past president Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities, Board President San Miguel Power Association and volunteer for Telluride Jazz and Telluride Film Festivals. His honors include Realtor of the Year nominee (2004), Community Realtor of the Year and Elected Official of the Year (2006). Rube's perfect Telluride day would be mountain biking down single-tracks from Alta Lakes and Prospect Basin with friends or a powder day on Gold Hill.