Born and raised in Fullerton, CA and through the youth baseball organizations in town, culminating at Fullerton High School in mid 1990s where he lettered 3 years in both football and baseball. Hailed for his athleticism, played five different positions at varsity level, including catcher, pitcher, 1st base, 3rd base and shortstop. Left Fullerton HS 2x First Team all-league at third base and shortstop and a league championship in 1994. Rank in top 20 in OC in hitting junior and senior years under the tutelage of the late Jim Acton who taught several professional ball players from So Cal. Also accepted invites to scout teams for Yankees and Athletics.
After FUHS, accepted a scholarship to Cal Poly Pomona, under Coach Mike Ashman, a protégé of the Collegiate Hall of Fame coach John Scolinos, working exclusively at 1st base and catcher, spent summers in Pacific Collegiate summer league, making the all-star team and winning the championship in 1997. A knee injury sidelined him in 1997 and ultimately ended collegiate baseball career. Bounced around to several independent teams before hanging up the cleats to concentrate on school.
Graduated Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Landscape Architecture and went on the have a 20-year career as an award-winning sports field designer having designed some of the most iconic sports fields on the West Coast, including several Big League Dreams facilities in CA, NV and Texas, Golden Eagle Regional Park in Reno, Sportsplex USA in Santee, CA, several HS football & baseball stadiums and dozens of municipal parks in California and Nevada. His professional expertise and baseball background quickly became the go-to guy for sport field renovations in So. Cal helping dozens of youth and HS organizations with their field maintenance requirements and upgrades to their facilities.
Robert currently works as Vice President of Parks and Sports for a construction management firm in Irvine, working on the development of sports fields and parks throughout the West Coast. In his spare time enjoys being outside with the family enjoying nature, golf, home renovation projects and photography. Credits his love of baseball and coaching to his father who coached throughout little league and pony and his two brothers that constantly pushed each other to get better.
Robert has coaching baseball for over 15 years, helping with position specific training, hitting and baseball IQ.