Robert has been a resident of Homer for almost 40 years. Prior to Homer he lived in Girdwood and Anchorage.
A native of Santa Barbara California, Robert first traveled to Alaska in 1965 to work on vessels in Cook Inlet during the summer. He spent four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and upon discharge found employment in the engine department on the drilling vessel Glomar Challenger traveling world wide on the Deep Sea Drilling Project for the NSF.
In 1978, Robert returned to Alaska and worked as a chief engineer on various vessels. For the last 32 years of his career, he worked for Crowley Maritime Corporation as a chief engineer, both state-wide and in Valdez. Robert retired in April 2014, after 46 years in the maritime industry.
Robert is active on several nonprofit boards and is on the Homer Parks and Recreation Commission. He is co-chair of the steering committee that developed the 125-mile Kachemak Bay Water Trail and The Kachemak State Park Advisory Board.
Robert was seated on the Council’s Board of Directors in May 2015.