Robert graduated Phi Beta Kappa, high honors and departmental honors from the University of Florida. He is an ardent environmentalist and accomplished painter, whose accolades include awards from numerous competitive, juried art shows. His work is collected by many private individuals and is included in major Florida Corporate Art Collections. Robert has also received personal recognition from then Governor, Bob Graham, for his contribution to a special Everglades Art Exhibit. His artwork has also adorned the White House Christmas Tree. The outward recognition of Roberts work is inwardly a triumph of the will to become what you imagine yourself to be. It is a great reward to have fulfilled a childhood dream.