Native Floridian Robert Turpin moved to Gulf Breeze in 1971, and attended Gulf Breeze Middle and High Schools. Robert graduated with honors from University of West Florida with a degree in Marine Biology. Robert holds a 100-ton Captain License and has managed Escambia County Marine Resources Division since it was established in April 2000. Robert lives in Gulf Breeze with his wife, Tammie. They have two daughters, Mara and Celia attending Gulf Breeze High School.