One of Valley Pride’s champion Honorary Directors, Robert joined the U.S. Navy as a Sub Chaser directly after graduation from Pocatello High School in 1943. From 1943 to 1946, Robert served in the South Pacific, North Pacific, Aleution Islands, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco, Captain YTB419. After leaving the Navy, he was a service station manager for Standard Oil of California, Idaho, Utah and Nevada. He attended ISU’s VoTech school for cosmetology from 1949 to 1950 after which he owned and operated 9 beauty salons, 4 beauty schools, 2 beauty supply stores and ran a route of coin operated hairdryers in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming. Robert retired in 1961 and has worked to better Pocatello ever since.