Robert formally started woodworking in 2007, when he moved to Boston to attend North Bennet Street School's two-year Cabinet and Furniture Making program. In 2009 and 2011, he worked as a teaching assistant at the Center For Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, during their summer workshop program. During this time, he realized how much he enjoyed teaching others about woodworking. Robert currently works for a furniture shop, A&E Fine Woodworking, in Colorado. In addition to woodworking, Robert enjoys snowboarding and playing the banjo.