Robert was born and raised in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. He learned to appreciate cultural diversity in a majority minority high school, Rainier Beach High School, before attending and graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in International Studies. Robert and his wife, Kiyomi, have been married for 14 years and have a spunky elementary school daughter, Kira. Robert has been attending Quest Church with his family since 2012 in response to a lifelong call to belong to a multiracial church that is engaged with culture and seeks to pursue God in passionate community and strong discipleship. Robert’s interests are exploring new places with his family, listening to audiobook and podcasts, and walking and biking through his neighborhood. He’s a history buff and a fervent Husky football and Seahawks fan. He’s a commercial real estate appraiser who focuses on urban multi-family in Washington and Oregon. He is serving in the safety and security team on Sundays and his family is hosting the Seward Park C-Group.