Rob has been enjoying his most adventurous journey yet throughout southeast Alaska and the San Juan Islands in northern Washington. This summer, he has already taken part in 15 cruises and has three more scheduled. Rob has been able to build wonderful relationships with locals in many of the larger communities in Southeast Alaska, including Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg, Tenakee Springs, Hoonah, Wrangell, Haines, and Ketchikan. In addition, he has led groups on hikes to see brown and black bears, glaciers and more of the less charted territories in the area. It is Rob's fifth straight summer exploring southeast Alaska. Some of the areas Rob has been to include Pavlof Harbor, Takatz Bay, Basket Bay, Red Bluff Bay, Funter Bay, Loring, Eddy Stone, Five Fingers Lighthouse, Brothers Islands, Corner Bay, Dawes Glacier, Taku Inlet, Douglas Island, Saywer Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Thomas Bay, Bairds Glacier, Tracey Arm, Fords Terror, Sanford Cove, Sum Dum Glacier, Le Conte Glacier and Shakes Glacier. Other places of interest he's taken groups to include the Fortress of the Bears, the Alaska Raptor Center, Sitka National Historic Park, Chief Shakes Home, Wrangell Petroglyph Beach and numerous museums. He has also gone jetboating on the Stikine River and Chilcot River. Rob is also scheduled to be part of five other trips, two in the San Juan Islands in northern Washington and three more traveling on the Columbia River, Snake River and Hell's Canyon through Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Rob was blessed to be part of an expedition led by reasearchers at the Woods Hole Oceanagraphic Institute in Cape Cod, MA, with scientists and marine biologists from around the world, studying the effects of climate change on our rivers. They allowed Rob to participate in their venture and his river water samples were sent for testing in Vienna, Austria.
To add to his experiences, Rob was unexpectedly involved of two life saving rescue situations at sea, both of which involved Coast Guard choppers and fortunately ended with positive results.
Among many of his treks, Rob has climbed glaciers, crawled into ice caves under a glacier, ridden with sled dogs, flown in helicopters and float planes, ziplined, hung out with bears on wilderness trails, as well as sitting only a few feet away from 13 brown bears fishing in a waterfall in SE Alaska. Rob has also ridden on jet boats into Hell's Canyon on the Snake River in Idaho and the Stikine River in Wrangell, Alaska.
Rob's enthusiastic and adventurous spirit has led him to build intimate relationships with people and business owners, especially in Juneau, Alaska. His inquisitive personality has helped him to discover many aspects of Juneau that even residents never realized existed.
Amongst the people there, Rob has created ideas for several TV shows and has been working with numerous producers to bring them to reality.
Rob has been blessed to befriend a coalition of producers,videographers, editors, SFX creators, agents and financial professionals to help in creating new programming for different venues.
As far as Rob is concerned, every day is an adventure and an opportunity to see more of this amazing world!
Rob Ekno is a producer, TV & radio host, adventurer, motivational speaker and author. He spent nearly 15 years as a producer and host of TV shopping programs seen across the country and globally. He was the Executive producer of two of those network
Rob guided an antiquated radio newsroom into an Associated Press Award Winner. He received another AP award for his reporting. In addition, he was the Public/Media Relations Director for two professional sports teams.
Rob was most recently seen on your TV screen in the Micro Blade Touch infomercial with Hall of Fame quarterback, Brett Favre.
Rob is focused on bringing his vision to life through some of the TV and movie concepts he's created as a result of his adventures.
One of his concepts was presented to a major network by an award-winning producer. Rob has also partnered with top veteran producers on some of his other ideas.
To help keep him focused, Rob is blessed to have a tremendous team of mentors guiding him, including a friend from Fox Studios, a former Warner Brothers editor, two amazing life coaches and a guiding light in Alaska.
From 2011 to 2014, Rob was the Executive Producer and host of the popular worldwide talk show, "In Your Face", which aired M-F on Indie 104.com. Podcasts are available on iTunes under Rob Ekno.
In 2010, he appeared live on the Fox & Friends news program in New York as a finalist to become "America's Next Great Pitchman".
Rob has also appeared on the KTLA News in Los Angeles, Spike TV, Discovery ID, Current TV, Facebook News Television and more.
He was blessed to spend four seasons on the NBC sitcom, "Newsradio", and was the only actor other than the regular cast to have a part on Phil Hartman's last show.
Prior to arriving in Hollywood, Rob also reported for the CBS Radio Network, the Associated Press Radio Network and WEEI-AM in Boston. He served as the News/Sports Director for an AM/FM combo in Providence, RI. He's covered events featuring three U.S. Presidents.
Rob was the Executive Producer and weekend host of the nationally syndicated nightly sports show, "The Sports Final", out of Boston. He reported on the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Patriots, the PGA, NASCAR, the World Series, Superbowl and many other sporting events. He has interviewed numerous professional athletes and celebrities. Rob also produced and hosted the Brown University Football half-time show. He was the top rated nightime radio personality in southern New England, after beginning his broadcasting career in high school, where he helped start America's first high school radio station, WCVY-FM. Rob has worked on air in Providence, RI, Worcester, MA, Boston, MA, Austin, TX, Juneau, AK, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.
Having the opportunity to share his experiences with others looking to move forward in their careers is something that Rob truly enjoys. In following his dreams, he continues to meet other like minded people who look to him for his experience and motivation.
"There's nothing more exciting than being able to help someone else achieve their dreams", says Rob.
As Rob has pursued his personal dreams, he's realized that there may be a much higher calling for him. Traveling on the path of his dreams, Rob has been blessed to help others heal challenging situations in their lives and has found a much higher level of spiritual living of his own.
His energetic personality comes to life as an inspiring speaker and live event emcee. Rob has spoken on stages at sold-out arenas as well as major Vegas conventions. One of his more recent emcee performances came at the famed Kentucky Fairgrounds in Louisville.
Among Rob's passions is hosting live events and motivating audiences to have their best experiences, while helping his clients to achieve their goals.
He's appeared as a guest on numerous inspirational TV and radio programs including The 700 Club and The Hour of Power, which he brings his unique perception and vibrant personality.
Rob has authored the book: "God, Bless America...Before It's Too Late, and is currently penning his second book: It's God, Not Coincidence...Coming to Grips With Life's Unexpected Wonders.
Continuing to grow daily and focusing on what he can to to make his part of the world better is Rob's goal. Everything else that happens as a result is blessing.
Please send a note on the CONTACT page to book Rob as a guest on your next show or to have him speak at your next event.