When Rob Cork was in the third grade a NASA spokesperson visited his school. In that brief gymnasium talk, the speaker conveyed to Rob an excitement and enthusiasm for the space program — and public speaking — that has been with him ever since. Today Rob shares that enthusiasm with his audiences in a personal, dynamic style, whether his topic is the history of the U.S. space program, aviation, or other historical subjects.
Rob has a diverse background in public speaking, writing, nonprofit management, educational program development, corporate communications, and theatre. He has spoken in museums, science centers, schools, bookstores, churches, senior centers, and libraries and for parent-teacher organizations, the Cub Scouts, the Jaycees, and corporate training audiences. Rob was a docent at the National Air & Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for ten years and he held the position of Director, Internal & Volunteer Communications with the American Diabetes Association. He lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.
Rob earned a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication from Southern Connecticut State University with coursework in theatre and journalism. He is also the artistic director of Kaleidoscope Theatre Company. He is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and its Speakers Bureau.