Named one of Alberta’s “Next 10” most influential people by Alberta Venture Magazine, Robert brings a wealth of agriculture and marketing expertise to Think Shift and its clients. After growing up on a mixed grain and livestock operation, he founded and ran a purebred cattle operation for 15 years, gaining international success. During that time, he also engaged in a number of professional and educational pursuits, including receiving his MBA in Executive Management and Leadership from Royal Roads.
Before joining the Think Shift team, Robert held marketing and communications roles for Elanco Animal Health and United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) where he’s worked on everything from local grassroots events to global product campaigns. Robert also served as a faculty member and program head for Agricultural Business at Lakeland College, where he taught a wide range of programs.
Outside of work, Robert has always been heavily involved in volunteer organizations within agriculture and now shares his industry knowledge at numerous speaking engagements. He’s incredibly passionate about agriculture and education and loves to travel.