Robin was born, and grew up in Winston, Oregon (yes – there is a pioneer connection). He is 55 and has been married to his wife Kathy for 10 years.
Robin has been involved with the NWSA since its inception. He has been in business as Owner of C & R Reforestation since 1980.
Robin sponsored and organized the first Forest Fire Suppression Seminars in 1989 in Roseburg, Oregon where over 300 fire fighters from the logging, reforestation and local construction industry were able to receive a certificate for entry level firefighting using instructors from the Forest Service, BLM, and Oregon Department of Forestry.
Robin has been active in Kiwanis, Roseburg Moose Lodge, was Past Alumni Board President of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Oregon State University and Past Advisor for Douglas County Search and Rescue, Explorer Post. He has been a Lead Instructor for Wildland Fire training with the NWSA since 1990, currently serving on the NWSA Training Committee. Hobbies include fishing, spending time at his home and garden on 4 acres in Aurora, Oregon and helping those in need in his community.