is a clinical practitioner and Dean of Students at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA) Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. He received his BA in Music from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University-San Marcos), where he studied with Jack Laumer. Robert earned his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from AOMA. He is currently working on a doctorate.
Robert is an active presence in the Austin Musical scene. He is a founding member of the Pecan Street Brass and the Austin Brass Band. In addition to playing trumpet in these groups, he is a sought-after conductor. Robert has directed the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble since 2005.