Robin lives in LaGrange with her husband and two children. She is the controller and owner of two Dutchess County businesses. She is a former CPA and former auditor. Robin was born and raised in the Mid-Hudson Valley and is active in her community and children's schools here in Dutchess. When not working or volunteering, Robin loves to play tennis and ski with her family and friends.
Robin began her career as a teenager, working at an entry level position for a public accounting firm in Monticello, NY. After realizing she enjoyed accounting, she began pursuing the education needed to become a CPA at Mount Saint Mary College. Once she completed her classes, Robin moved to Rockland County where she completed her required auditing experience at the largest public accounting firm in the area. She worked with many clients in various industries in Rockland, Westchester, NYC and New Jersey.
After almost 10 years in public accounting and receiving her CPA, she decided to try the corporate world and joined Pepsi Bottling Group in Somers, NY as a cost accountant. While at Pepsi she worked in positions in finance, both accounting and system implementation. She helped to build an upgraded general ledger program as well as their new inventory systems. For two years Robin traveled the United States for Pepsi, managing the inventory roll out to the various production plants and warehouses. She managed the roll out team and also taught the program to end users and issued best practice assessment reports to the plant management based on her observations and recommendations.
In 2000 Robin landed an exciting opportunity to be an implementation project manager for a startup company in New York City. Here she was able to help build the infrastructure and procedures for the company and its clients in a Virtual accountant platform.
After witnessing the life changing events of 9-11, Robin left the city to work for MasterCard International where she was the Accounting Policies and Procedures Director. Here she wrote and implemented the accounting practices for the company. She was the go to person for internal help on reporting and best practices.
Robin met her husband Dale in 2001, and the couple moved to Dutchess County to be closer to his family and to start a family of their own. In an effort to spend time with her young children and enjoy more flexible hours, Robin began to work for the family businesses. For the last 12 years she has been the controller and property manager for the family.
In 2014 Robin and her family purchased a local tennis club that was in disrepair. She and her family were avid tennis players and club members, so when they saw their club go up for sale they could not bear the thought of the club going out of business and their tennis friends no longer having a place to play and be a community. Robin was instrumental in getting the property back up to its current physical glory, which has meant a lot to the deserving members and community. She used her talents to set up the internal processes and accounting infrastructure. After hiring a fantastic general manager, Robin has been able to back away from the day to day business and have more time to persue this next step in her life adventure.
After working in all different genres of accounting and business Robin now wants to use her skills and knowledge for a civic purpose. It is now her desire to work for you, the people of Dutchess County to ensure your tax dollars are safeguarded and the County is as efficient as possible.