Greetings and Aloha!

My name is Robin and I'm in the doghouse. Let me explain that a bit. I'm the WinPatrol Research Team Leader. I first met Bill at America Online and was delighted when asked if I could do research for WinPatrol. I write the descriptions of programs that you find when you click the "Plus Info" button. I've been involved since Scotty was just a pup back in 2002. Research is one of my favorite things to do so I love every minute of the WinPatrol research that I do. I think the Internet is amazing and I can't imagine how we ever lived without it.

When not working, I enjoy surfing the web, distance walking, swimming, Hawaiiana, Yoga, and my big fuzzy tabby cat Buddy.

I'm also legally blind. I've always thought of this as an interesting concept. If I was illegally blind could I be cited? Occasionally I use screen readers or magnifiers but most of the time I just squish my nose right up to my monitor to read without assistive technology. In the interest of "truth in advertising" I should tell you the photo to the right was taken prior to the installation of several gray hairs. Where did those come from?

I have a Masters Degree in Education & Computer Education from San Francisco State University. I hark back to the early days of computing and can easily remember being the only woman at a computer show featuring the latest products by Apple, Atari (Commodore Vic-20) Texas Instruments, Tandy-Radio Shack and even Timex.

I've been an elementary school teacher and computer lab manager, and a private/corporate tutor working with people ranging in age from 4 to 86. I've been teaching classes online for about 14 years. I worked for AOL as the PC Applications Forum Leader, the Desktop & Web Publishing Forum Leader. These days I teach Computer Science courses for the University of Maryland and Hawaii Pacific University.

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