Robbie is a Wildlife Biologist and currently works in his “dream job” as the Natural Resource Section Head for Navy Region Southeast/NAVFAC Southeast in Jacksonville, FL. Robbie has been a member of NMFWA since 2008. Robbie’s dad worked as an engineer on Patuxent River NAS for 42 years, so working for the Navy has been a natural fit. Prior to working for the Navy in Jacksonville, Robbie worked at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks where he served as a Natural Resources Advisor on both wildland/prescribed fires and was a member of the NPS Southeastern All-Risk/Hazard team. Robbie has actively worked on gopher tortoise and flatwoods salamander conservation and research while implementing INRMP projects in coordination with Navy Installation Natural Resource Managers in the Southeast.
Robbie graduated with a B.S. degree in Zoology from NC State University (1995) and a M.S. Degree in Environmental Policy and Management from American Military University (2010). During his time at NC State he conducted colonial nesting bird and sea turtle research on Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.
In his spare time Robbie’s three daughters and wife keep him busy and on his toes. Robbie’s hobbies and passion include: rooting for the NC State Wolfpack, coaching his daughter’s soccer teams, and lounging on the beach in Saint Augustine.