Author, naturalist, falconer, wildlife doctor
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Robin grew up paddling the wilderness waterways of northern Wisconsin and Minnesota in a blue Seliga canoe, number 390. He built a pair of canoes with his twin brother and together they paddled the most remote rivers of Alaska and the Northwest Territories. Along the way, Robin photographed much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge using a cumbersome 8x10 view camera that he carried down wild Alaskan rivers in a raft.
In between adventures, he attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. Today he leads international research to conserve the endangered rhinoceroses of the world. Robin’s first children’s book, The Hornless Rhinoceros (Living Fossil Foundation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, 2015), made the short-list for the 2016 Green Earth book award. Though his work takes him around the world, Robin’s heart remains in the Great Lakes where he can be found paddling his blue Seliga.