Robert Sarason is a certified laser safety officer for UC Davis who also teaches the ARC Hapkido Class. He has earned black belts in Hap Ki Do and Tae Kwon Do and has decades of teaching experience. He also teaches CPR to his unit on the Davis campus. In the past, he trained as an EMT while working as a volunteer firefighter in town.

Sarason is a UC Davis alumni who earned a bachelor's degree in animal science in 1973. In 1974, he earned a master's degree in reproductive physiology. At some point, he ran a martial arts agency that specialized in providing security for rock concerts. He currently lives in Winters where he enjoys riding motorcycles and caring for his horses in his spare time.