Born in Hamilton Ontario and educated in London Ontario (Fanshawe College), Robin is a long-term resident of Yellowknife moving here in 1978 to work for Stanton Yellowknife Hospital in the Medical Laboratory. He has been married for over 32 years to Colleen and together they have raised two adult sons.
Professionally, Robin has worked all his career with the Stanton Territorial Health Authority. He started as a Medical Laboratory Technologist and later became the Manager of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services. During this time Robin served as a Director at large on the Canadian Society of Transfusion Medicine board.
Robin retired after 34 years in the fall of 2012 from the Stanton Territorial Health Authority from the position of Director of Operations.
Robin has been actively involved for over 25 years in short speed skating at the local, territorial, national and international level. He has served terms on both the Yellowknife Speed Skating Club as the Coach Coordinator and the NWT Amateur Speed Skating Association as the Coach/Officials Coordinator. Robin currently is a certified Level 2 coach and Level 3 Referee.
Robin enjoys playing hockey, snowshoeing, cycling, fishing and gardening.