Robert Hatcher is an avid library user and advocate who is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. While both of his parents served in the Army, Robert lived with his grandmother. With her guidance, he developed a love of cooking and baking. Known as "The Elevator," Robert played college basketball at Jackson State College, and Michigan State before going semi-pro in Kentucky. After experiencing a winter of homelessness on the streets of Oklahoma City, Robert became a Curbside Chronicle vendor and worked through Hope Community Services to get back on his feet.
Robert frequently visits the library and enjoys reading the variety of local and national newspapers. He has an Associate's degree in paralegal services and uses the library's legal resources to continue his education. He is currently enrolled in 12 hours of college courses. Robert uses his legal knowledge to help people in prison with their cases. He has been working on a project to provide employment and housing services to young men recently released from incarceration.