Robert was born and raised in Southern Oregon. He's a 3rd generation logger married with three children. He was involved 10 years in 4-H and FFA showing and judging beef, swine & sheep. He graduated from Crater High School and went straight into the timber industry. He spent the next 25 years as a timberfaller and logging foreman. Robert has also owned a plumbing and hydraulic pipe bursting company in Eugene where as a license contractor in the state of Oregon he helped rebuild a sewer infrastructure in Albany, Oregon. He has 12 years as a licensed contractor that never incurred a claim or complaint on his license. Robert has cattle and he is also an avid hunter with several trophies. Most importantly, he believes in dependability and integrity.