Robert grew up in Shreveport, LA, and earned a mechanical engineering degree from the Air Force Academy. He has lived and worked around the world: Japan, Iraq, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, Ohio, Indiana and now Texas. His passion for data has been a constant theme while serving as a civil engineering officer, a pipeline construction engineer, in campus ministry and in electric generation planning. Since discovering Tableau, he’s had an insatiable appetite for ever-larger data sets and increasingly complex analysis. Robert enjoys finding the limitations of new technology and strives to push beyond them. He often considers “that can’t be done” as a personal challenge to make it happen. When he isn’t making dashboards, you can find Robert collecting things: biblical metadata, stats on mountain bike runs, and national park passport stamps. His favorite is collecting memories with his wife, three sons and church family.