Born in LaPorte, IN Robert grew up in the wooded countryside with his mother, father and sister. He loved to spend time with his family and friends where he would often be the performer with a magic show or on the piano. Robert went on to college in 1991 to pursue his teaching career. He spent 10 years teaching students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. In 2009, Robert published his first children's book with Tate Publishing. "CJ In a Pickle" was inspired though his experiences as a parent.