- 1986 B.FA, Graphic Design and Illustration, Auburn University
Robert is from a military family and always being stationed in coastal area’s contributed to a life in and around the water. Surfing, sailing and diving brought an appreciation for the care of the marine environment and an internship at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida.
After graduating from Auburn University, he returned to Mote Marine Lab until 1992 when he joined the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to help create the Lab’s public aquarium, the Estuarium, now known as the Alabama Aquarium.
He continues his love of the water with his family while sailing, walking the beach for sharks teeth or the occasional fishing trip.