Robert began his theatre consulting career in the office of George C. Izenour in New Haven, Connecticut. Following that, he spent two years as a theatre planner with Artec Consultants in New York. Robert was the first American consultant employed by Theatre Projects Consultants and worked on numerous projects during his twenty-one year association with that firm. He received his BFA degree in technical theatre from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MFA degree from the Yale School of Drama. Robert is a member and former three-term president of the American Society of Theatre Consultants.