Rock was born in Philly a proud city at the foundation of democracy and die hard sports fans. Rock volunteered for two years in Colorado through Americorps where he met his lovely wife. He camped out for a grad semester, wrote a thesis on Power of Play In Education, and has a Masters in Education from Goddard College in Vermont. Rock loves being a part of Friends of Children because of the value of being a long term mentor in the lives of youth towards helping them fully thrive. Outside of Friends of the Children—Portland Rock appreciates living in the woods near Mount Hood between two rivers where he can hike, bike, kayak, cross country ski, snowboard, garden, and just being with family.