Robert was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received a BS in Business Administration double majoring in Marketing and Management, University of Arkansas (1989) and a MEd in Sport Management, University of Arkansas (1991). Prior to Baylor, he worked as the Assistant Director of Fellowship, Recreation and Special Events at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas. He has spent eight summers at Kanakuk Kamp in Missouri, serving the last four years on the leadership team at K-West as the Athletic Director / Scheduler. Robert and his wife Jennifer enjoy participating, watching and attending all types of sporting events and spending time with their three children: Claire, Emma Kate, and Jude.