born in Patterson, New Jersey on March 1, 1950. Her family traveled west
in 1953 and settled in West Los Angeles, where she grow up. She meet her
husband Doug at a high school football game when she was 15 and they have
been together ever since. After high school, Robin attended LA County USC
Med Center school of Nursing, graduating in 1971 as a Registered Nurse.
She married Doug in 1970 and they have two wonderful children. In 1975 they
moved to the new community of Mission Viejo in South Orange County. She
worked at Saddleback Community Hospital for 30 years, the last 15 in the
field of Hospice. She retired in 2005.
retiring from nursing, Robin looked for something new and interesting to
do with her time. She discovered the emeritus program through Saddleback
Community College where she met Connie Grundke and was introduced to the
beauty of rocks. "How wonderful and exciting it is to discover the
beauty created by nature. Though I have always loved stones, I never imagined
the beauty they held inside their rough outer crust."