Robert’s eclectic career interests have led him to live in seven different states and across the world in Japan. He currently works from home in the outskirts of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex along with his wife and three boys. Outside of client work, he serves as a “minister of data” sharing visualizations and related resources about the Bible.
“Data! data! data! he cried impatiently. I can't make bricks without clay” -Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
August 2022 → Present
Advancing the practice of data visualization through skills development and dashboard quality improvement among client teams.
Sr. Business Intelligence Engineer
Amazon Web Services
January 2020 → August 2022
Leader of a 5-person team of business intelligence engineers who support data-informed decision making in the AWS Training and Certification organization.
Sr. Analytics Consultant
Mar 2014 → Jan 2020
Developed analytics solutions, led innovation on new products and features, managed development of client dashboards and data architecture solutions.
Generation Planning/Asset Management Specialist
Feb 2009 → Jan 2014
Data integration for predictive modeling/analytics platform implementation, cost and benefit analysis, reporting and data quality control for multi-million dollar project portfolio.
Barnard Construction Companies
Sep 2006→ Dec 2007
Daily project cost and equipment usage reporting, project estimation.
Civil Engineer Officer
US Air Force
Jun 2003 → Sep 2006
5-year project planning, service contract oversight, 11-person maintenance engineering team lead.
Our analysis only creates value when we communicate it effectively. Robert crafts highly polished and clearly understandable data visualizations tailored to target audiences.
Information Architecture Design
Data stories must be built on a strong foundation with navigable pathways. Robert integrates systems from the backend warehouse to front end dashboard delivery and everything in between.
United States Air Force Academy
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Bespoke Tableau Visualization
“Robert has a keen understanding of data exploration and visualization combined with an ability to take his business partners along a journey of discovery. As a team leader, he works to make sure that his people are focused on the task at hand but also put in a position where they will be developed for more challenging assignments in the future. In addition to Robert's management skills, his capabilities as a Tableau creator may be surpassed only by a few.”AJ CurtisSr. Technical Program Manager, AWS