Robert has been a professional natural resource specialist for over 38 years. He has vast experience in natural resource planning, wildfire risk analysis, utility right of way management and protection, and fire management planning. As a former federal fire program executive manager, Robert served as the Chief Deputy Director for Fire and Aviation Management, USDI, Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, Sacramento, CA. Robert moved to the private sector when he became CEO of ERT Inc., a multi-million-dollar utility service company that provided a full range of professional services and construction/vegetation management services to several major utilities in California. Robert is the founding CEO of FRS Group and Fortress North America. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of California, Davis.