Robert has lived in Colorado since 1985, when his military family moved to Colorado Springs. He obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Colorado State University. Robert has dedicated his professional life to improving health and public health, especially in the spaces of health equity, disease prevention, American Indian and Alaska Native health, and nonprofit management. Prior to joining The Colorado Trust in 2022, he worked for Colorado State University, Denver Health, the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, the National Indian Health Board and the CDC Foundation. Outside of the office, Robert enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, food and people; and, most of all, spending time with his partner and their son.