Robert is currently enjoying his 19th year working in Montessori schools and his 15th as the guide in the Lower Elementary Camassia classroom at Sunstone Montessori School. Robert brings his sense of humor, love for the outdoors, patience, and appreciation into the classroom.
Living on the beautiful island of Guam for several years, followed by many years in the Big Sky country of Montana, shaped Robert in his formative years. Memories of countless hours spent outside in nature as a child influence his classroom life and he enjoys sharing stories of the places he has been. Robert enjoys bringing nature’s essential role in human development into the classroom.
Prior to teaching at Sunstone, Robert guided fly fishing trips on remote rivers in Montana, got his hands dirty in home building and timber framing, tutored children privately, helped children living in residential treatment facilities, and developed a summer camp attended by some of his Sunstone alumni, among other work. Robert received his BA in psychology from the University of Montana and graduated from the AMI Training Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Robert is the father of two teenage boys. In his downtime, Robert enjoys running and hiking on virtually any trail he can find, reading, fly fishing, camping and playing soccer with his family.