Robert grew up in coastal Georgia and divides his time between Breckenridge and Kailua Kona, Hawaii. During a Navy career in the submarine service, his tours in Pearl Harbor, Norfolk, and Charleston provided inshore and offshore fishing opportunities. He has been fly fishing in Summit County since 2005. A teacher at heart, Robert enjoys introducing new fly fishers to the sport. In addition to teaching alpine skiing here in Breckenridge in the winter, he teaches boating safety, navigation, and operational risk management classes for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. A avid fly tyer, he is a member of the Advisory Committee for Colorado Mountain College’s Professional Fly Fishing Guide Certificate Program that he completed in 2009.