Robert (Rob) Lovich is the herpetologist for the Department of Defense and also a Senior Natural Resource Specialist for the U.S. Navy in San Diego, California. His primary duties include managing projects throughout the southwestern United States and involve all manner of natural resource issues and species. Amphibians and reptiles are Robert’s primary interest, and he has been studying them for nearly 20 years. He has been the Program Director for Department of Defense Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (DoD PARC) since its inception in 2009. Robert has several dozen peer-reviewed publications, and his academic pedigree includes a dissertation on the phylogeography and conservation of the Arroyo Toad. Also in 2009, Rob co-published “Lizards of the American Southwest,” with Larry Jones. When not surfing, golfing, or working on his 1960’s muscle cars, his work and interests include: 1) natural history and evolution of herpetofauna; 2) application of endangered species conservation; and 3) integrating science into natural resource management.