Hailing from Texas Hill country, Robert was often found at the top of an oak tree as a child. In 2012 he moved to the San Juan Mountains where he gained a love for rock climbing. On his first climbing trip to Moab, Utah Robert experienced his first hand jam and his life was changed forever. The love of the hand jam took him all over the country, where he climbed in Zion and Yosemite and everywhere in between. Once fully immersed in the world of rock climbing, Robert started to hear stories of climbing in the mountains and became curious. Expanding his vision from crag to mountain, Robert quickly fell in love with skiing and ice climbing. He began his professional guiding career in 2016 in the North Cascades and splits his time between Seattle, Washington and Telluride, Colorado.