Robert was an early member of BCATW who served as Treasurer from 2002 through 2012, and doubled as President in 2008 and 2009. He is also a former President of the B.C. chapter of the Travel Media Association of Canada. He was honored with a BCATW Lifetime Membership in 2014.
From 1997 through 1999 Robert was the editor and publisher of the consumer travel magazine “Power Trips” which featured spiritual travel to sacred sites, power places and pilgrimage destinations. Later, writing for the Travel Writers’ Tales syndicate (www.travelwriterstales.com), he most enjoyed sharing about culture, myths and legends, such as stories of an African witch doctor in Kenya and a Mayan medicine woman in Mexico’s Yucatan.
With more than 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing, Robert was a guest speaker at BCATW’s 2008 symposium, giving a talk on “Website In A Day: How to Set Up Your Own Effective Website.” He currently is Communication Director and webmaster for the spiritual tour company Body Mind Spirit Journeys (www.bodymindspiritjourneys.com) and continues to do the odd freelance website and marketing job.
One of Robert’s websites is Traveling Tales (www.travelingtales.com), and he welcomes submissions from other travel writers who would like an additional outlet for their articles.
His personal blog is Pilgrimage Places, featuring articles about his spiritual travels to sacred sites and places of power.