Robin's start with writing came to her accidentally and has become a fun passion of hers since. She stared writing for Women's Voices Magazine in 2013. In 2016, she was selected a a top 20 columnist by Women's Voices Magazine's CEO, and her work was picked up and syndicated in 147 countries by BizCatalyst 360.
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Robin grew up in a small Virginia town called West Point. Her first real experience outside of her home with her parents was within her Catholic school. Robin had to attend church each day as part of her school learning. Robin attended the church school through 5th grade, then went to public school for the rest of her education throughout high school.
After attending a local community college, Robin then headed to Richmond, Virginia, for an opportunity within the business world. Her first job was with a stock brokerage firm. After a year working as a bookkeeper, she decided she wanted to work where her brother was working, which was a Fortune 500 company, Reynolds Metals Company. Little did Robin know that her experience within accounts payable, travel and procurement would propel her career for many years.
In addition to having a successful career at Reynolds for over 21 years, Robin started an accelerated school program at Averett University and earned her BBA and MBA. Because of a school project, Robin consulted with a local company in Richmond and saved them $10 million dollars a year and ended up completely changing her career based on her successful consulting effort to get an A on her paper.
Robin was hired to work in the commercial credit card industry and ensued with exciting career opportunities with companies such as JPMorgan Chase, American Express, SunTrust Bank, MUFG Union Bank and most recently, Texas Capital Bank.
A seasoned conference speaker with IAPP, now referred to as IFO, IOFM, AP Now and Tomorrow, and a 2020 conference named National Cards and payments on Campus Conference.
Robin is viewed as an expert in her field and has become a trusted business consultant with her clients.
Fortunately, Robin has been able to travel extensively and has visited France, German, Italy, Switzerland and managed to work two weeks for business in Hawaii.
13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa, VA 23093
A grape was first cultivated in Richmond, Virginia, and is now the oﬃcial grape of the State of Missouri.
Fantastic white table wine, known by me and a good wine friend as, “Talk about your neighbors” wine. Great wine for sitting around on a hot summer’s day and eating lite fare of cheese and crackers for fantastic conversations.
Sweet Louisa — “Welch’s Grape Juice on steroids”
Although my palette has changed, this is still a great starter wine.
First chocolate wine in Virginia—received a gold medal. A fantastic dessert wine especially when served in a chocolate cup. Guests love this wine.
230 Newtown Rd, Greenwood, VA 22943
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2009
Honestly, I love everything I taste at this winery. The winemaker is unbelievable. I actually take buying parties to this winery. Fantastic staﬀ and the wines are fantastic, too.
600 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA 23030
This winery really has a beautiful location on the James River. They have really great white wines and their reds are unbelievable. They have the best restaurant so be sure to make a reservation. You will not be disappointed!
Hans Clone Pommard—any year is great. This is one I am going to make it to one day. For now, I order a case every year to keep a supply on hand.
1 California Dr, Yountville, CA 94599 Napa Valley, California
Outstanding—you can only get this wine from the vineyard. I order a case every year.
1055 Atlas Peak Road Napa, CA 94558
Unique wine tasting in the caves.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
This bottle’s grapes were grown on Howell Mountain.
Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2013
Letting this one ‘cook’ a bit longer, but cannot wait to try—tasted from the barrel in 2014 that was bottled for me.
Via Romana, 139, 53024 Torrenieri SI Montalcino, Italy
Drank this one and it was fantastic. Still makes wines the old way. Winemaker/owner gave us a special tasting in 2010. Beautiful location.
291 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, VA 24091
Old Dog Blue
It’s a great standby wine that Virginians can get from a grocery store to share!