Robert Pavlik is a senior environmental planner with the California Department of Transportation and has been active in various volunteer and professional capacities that relate to the management of the Carizo Plain for over 25 years. Among his professional assignments, he has worked as an educator, interpreter and state historian for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. He was also an environmental education instructor for the Yosemite Institute. He has served on boards of various civic organizations and non-profits including Heritage Shared and the San Luis Obispo Cultural Heritage Committee. He is an avid hiker and amateur naturalist spending countless hours in the Carrizo Plains.
Robert graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies and anthropology. He obtained a master's degree in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Pavlik lives in San Luis Obispo.