Robert grew up in Danville, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a child he enjoyed camping and hiking around Mt. Diablo. Robert attended Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah where he obtained his Bachelors in Chemistry and Mathematics. In his free time, Robert enjoys visiting area restaurants (Italian and Thai are his favorites!) and playing card games – in particular family poker tournaments. He is also interested in history, geography, and astronomy, and recently bought a telescope so he can get a closer look at the night sky.