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Hi I'm Robin

I live in Los Angeles. I am a mother, a grandmother, a wife, and a corporate marketing program manager. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 57 years old, a mother, a wife, and a proud grandmother of 15 beautiful grandchildren with the oldest being 8 years old. I have the opportunity to be creative and work with wonderful friends in the corporate world as a Marketing Program Manager. Unlike many professional women my age, I stayed home with my children until I went to work full time at the age of 40. I find it amazing how my experience as a mother of three sons, and one daughter, and my membership in the church, provides me with insights and experiences that I draw upon daily in my work. Being home with my children was a challenging time financially, but the lifetime return on that investment have proven to be far beyond measurement. Among many things, I had the opportunity to create a Primary level art program for my children’s elementary school, volunteer in each child’s classroom, and to serve as the den leader for all three of my sons. I still think that I was the den leader only because no one else wanted to deal with all those pesty little boys, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I expanded my experience in the Boy Scouts of America by becoming a trainer for other leaders, and even recruiting my friends when I organized the Boy Scout Day Camp. I was also awarded Outstanding Volunteer for the Los Angeles Unified School District. I look back on those days and wonder where I got all that energy from, because today spending time with my grandchildren completely exhausts me

Why I am a Mormon

I had an amazing childhood filled with incredible experiences. I grew up in a beautiful area in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our parents kept us grounded to what was important by teaching us about responsibility and hard work. I was born while we lived on the family farm in Eugene, Oregon and we returned to the farm each summer. We worked together as a family and had fun at the same time, while contributing to the family business. However; there was one thing that was always missing. As baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my family was not actively involved with the church during my youth. In earlier years my parents had been active and had been married in the temple, but I never saw them attend the temple. Although they did not attend church, they did make sure that my younger brother and I did go to various church meetings and youth activities. During my teenage years, I had amazing youth leaders at church that cared about me and were strong contributors to the building of my personal testimony. During my teenage years there were many negative influences and habits that could impact the direction my life took. But I gained some lifetime friends at church who reinforced the importance of living the gospel and maintaining high standards, and having a great time while doing so. That made all the differnce! I draw upon those examples today while serving as the leader over a large group of bright, impressionable, young women between the ages of 12-18. My goal is to help them develop their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That coupled with the knowledge that they are daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves them, can be their most valuable tools for not just surviving but thriving in today’s world. I grew up understanding what life can be like without having a testimony. I am thankful every day for my membership in the church and the incredible impact and light it brings into my life, and my family.

How I live my faith

On a personal level, I live my faith every day – whether in the workplace, in my community, or even during my travels. I take the knowledge of Christ and his love for me and try to reflect that in all that I do whether I am travelling in India, flying on a plane, touring London, or visiting my children and grandchildren all over the United States. I have learned that I can make a difference and influence others by seeing the divine value in all those around me. In my office I have a scripture displayed on my whiteboard “Arise and shine forth that thy light might be a standard unto the nations” Doctrine and Covenants 115:5. It is the 2012 scripture theme for the Young Women’s program of the church. That coupled with the knowledge that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I love him, are some of the things that provide the strength I draw upon to approach the many challenges we all have each day. But I have come to recognize that we cannot settle for just living life. We need to go beyond average. I have learned that if you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world. I am thankful for my many opportunities for serving in the church because they have helped my testimony grow, along with my knowledge of the scriptures. As a leader of youth or young children, as a seminary teacher for teenagers, each opportunity draws me closer to my Heavenly Father. Each day I thank the Lord for my membership in the church and the Plan of Salvation that allows me to live with him one day, accompanied by me eternal family.