Robert Shackelford, PhD
I was born in Montana where my family lived deep in the mountains of the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness Area. I moved frequently from remote ranger stations to large cities including Atlanta and Washington DC and have lived in many different towns across nine states but now call San Juan Island, WA home.
To earn my PhD, I formed a committee of professors from various disciplines within engineering and physics to focus on Chaos Theory. During my research, I often found the aesthetic of Chaos and natural structures the most compelling part of my investigations. As a math tutor, I combine my love of math with the beauty in patterns everywhere. I enjoy photography, creating images with code, and writing programs to create pieces of art on a DIY CNC machine.
I've worked as an engineer for the Department of Defense, as a contractor/consultant at NASA Ames Research Center, and several consulting companies. I earned a master’s in Applied Behavioral Science which included an internship in family systems counseling. Our pack includes my wife Erin, our lab Shaughnessy, and our Newfoundland Harry.