Robert has been a Pinelands employee for over three years but began his own recovery journey as a patient at the Medford location in 2014. He spent his first year of sobriety as a proud member of the Pinelands alumni family. Even as a patient, he knew this was an atmosphere that he wanted long-term affiliation with. In 2016, he started as a night shift resident manager but was soon given an opportunity to become a recovery mentor. As a mentor, Robert became interested in the clinical department. After being promoted to lead resident manager, he enrolled in CADC courses through NJPN and started his internship at Pinelands. In 2018, he accepted a position in case management. He gained experience working in several levels of care and numerous areas of the program, including operations, peer-to-peer recovery coaching, counseling, leadership, case management and alumni. A strong believer in the importance of compassion and empathy, Robert finds it most rewarding to watch the patients and their families begin to heal.