Robin joined the board after falling in love with the raptors and the work of the Montana Raptor Conservation Center while attending the summer education series. She and her husband have a working Red Angus cattle and grain ranch where they have the good fortune to observe many of the raptors of Montana daily at the ranch. Robin’s background includes a BS in Agriculture/Animal Science from The Ohio State University; Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from The Ohio State University College of Law, serving as Executive Editor of Law Review. After law school she served as a corporate, real estate attorney with the international law firm of Squire Patton Boggs. She was also selected to serve as Executive Director of the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy where she was responsible for coordinating the conservation, business, and land preservation activities for Ohio and promoting conservation and preservation of our natural resources throughout the U.S. She also headed up the Soil and Water Conservation District for Dickinson County, Michigan.
Robin couldn’t be happier living in Montana. Her interests and passions include learning more about raptors and helping to educate people about the importance of protecting raptors, spending time with family, running, hiking, horseback riding, skiing, yoga, reading, training her German Shepherds, and building their Red Angus cow herd.
Robin has served as Board member for The Trust for Public Land in Ohio and the Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association. She also served on the Steering Committee for the Kellogg Project Reinvent for The Ohio State University; the Columbus Zoo Board of Trustees; and the Vice President’s Advisory Council for the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences for The Ohio State University.
During her career she received a number of national awards for her work in conservation, including recognition by the National Association of Conservation Districts’ for her work in natural resource protection and enhancement; the National Wetlands Award for extraordinary effort, innovation, and excellence in wetland conservation for implementing one of the largest wetland restoration efforts in Ohio and the International Society of Arboriculture’s award for tree preservation. She was appointed by Ohio Governor Voinovich to the Environmental Quality Improvement Council and to the Governor’s Blue-Ribbon Task Force on Water Resources Planning and Development. She also served on the Columbus Environmental Services Advisory Committee and the Madison County Farmland Preservation Task Force. She has worked with numerous groups to encourage education about the importance of conservation.
“It is truly an honor to serve on the board of the Montanan Raptor Conservation Center and to work with such dedicated staff and volunteers rehabilitating injured raptors and to see these magnificent birds returned to the wild.”