Born in Detroit, MI, Robert graduated in 2001 from Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights, MI. After attending Macomb Community College in Macomb, Michigan where he focused on writing and science, Robert moved to Kalamazoo to continue his studies at Western Michigan University. Since graduating from WMU in 2006, Robert has continued his studies at Kalamazoo Valley Community College while working as a freelance editor. Initially brought onboard at Wicwas Press to edit Ed Simon's Bee Equipment Essentials, he has continued to edit and contribute to subsequent Wicwas titles such as Drs. Dewey M. Caron and Lawrence J. Connor's 2013 revision of Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping and Bee-sentials: A Field Guide, the latter of which's structure he helped to develop.