Robin is an Oklahoma native and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing from the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from North Texas State University in 1979. After receiving her Master’s, she and her husband, Chris, moved from Oklahoma to Louisiana. Robin’s clinical experiences include working at Bossier School for Exceptional Children with children demonstrating severe and profound disabilities. In 1981, she and Chris returned to Oklahoma where she began working at Oklahoma Teaching Hospitals on the campus of Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. There, she was Special instructor for the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ORL), Affiliate Staff Appointment to O’ Donoghue Rehabilitation Institute (ORI), Cleft Palate Team Member at Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital (OCMH), Neurology Team Member at ORI and participated with one of the first programs to implement Trachea-Esophageal Puncture (TEP) for the a-laryngeal patient at Oklahoma Memorial Hospital (OMH). Robin developed the Speech-Language Department at Jackson County Memorial Hospital, Altus, Oklahoma, where she was Department Head for 8 years. During that time, she developed and implemented the swallow study program for the dysphasic patient. She holds dual licensure from the Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Speech Pathology and Audiology and the Florida Board of Examiners of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Robin made her dream a reality when she and Chris moved to Destin, Florida and soon began working at Magnolia Pediatric Center. They have two children, Christopher and Kelsey, both newly married. Chris and Robin hope to continue living the dream with fingers crossed for many grandchildren in the future!
When she’s not working, Robin loves spending time with friends and family, sitting on “The Dock of The Wray” and Netflix-ing her favorite “FRIENDS “episodes.
“Keep your head in the game” – Hoyt Shadid, Dad