Robert began his accounting career in Montana in 1975. After obtaining his CPA, he joined the Peace Corps and volunteered in Lesotho, South Africa. In Lesotho he taught accountants in ten manufacturing companies. Following that he was project controller on an international water project for USAID. Returning to the U.S. in 1985 he worked for an international non-profit until he left for Egypt with his family in 1990. In Cairo he joined Price Waterhouse working for them auditing USAID projects and grants to non-profits and for profit companies. Following that he worked as a consultant and advisor to non-profits in Egypt. Finally returning to the U.S. in 2005, he worked as Senior Accountant for TGIFridays, and then for local companies in Tulsa, OK. At the same time he continued his auditing career performing audits of non-profits and cosmetology schools. In 2020 he hung up his CPA certificate. Officially he is not an accountant. He has been at Discovery Lab since February 2016, and now his title is Bookkeeper. In his spare time Robert writes. He has completed a novel called, The President Must Die, under his pseudonym Oskar Kystad. He is marketing his screenplay adaptation of the book, and has started another screenplay. He like to tinker, and is in the process of completing his first patent application. Robert lives in Tulsa with his wife, Jackie of 39 years and hopes to see his grandchildren more this year.