January 3rd, 1981 – July 26th, 2016

Robert began operating equipment on fires in 2008. Throughout Robert’s life, he was a mechanic, a car salesman, truck driver and a heavy equipment operator. Robert continued to operate equipment on fires until July 26th, 2016. On July 26th, 2016, Robert was working to cut fire lines on the Sobranes Fire in Big Sur, CA when the ground underneath his bulldozer gave out causing the bulldozer to roll resulting in his death. 

Robert died doing what he loved. He impacted many people in his life and has continued to do even more through his death. He is survived by his wife, Morgan; daughters, Aubrey and Colbie.