Robert was born in August 1968 and raised in northern Vermont. He is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a Combat Medic with the 118th Airborne Corp. and later with the National Guard as a Helicopter Paramedic. After the military, in 1988, Robert had a career in law enforcement in New Hampshire, and in 1991 became the youngest Chief of Police in the country. However, he rethought his career after he had to arrest the entire administrative arm of the town council, four people, for embezzlement. After that political nightmare and stress, he left law enforcement completely and for several years became a private investigator and trainer in locating missing persons.
Robert spent the next 18 years after that in the automotive finance industry training sales management and finance professionals in positive thinking and explaining its impact on one’s success. He traveled around the country teaching until he contracted HIV/AIDS in February 2011. For the next 4 years Robert battled multiple diseases and had a number of surgeries in a fight for his life, including a journey through Hospice. Robert now lives in Phoenix, Arizona enjoying his survival.