Robin Barret Bledsoe of "Hiking for Virginia Fallen Heroes" spoke about this nonprofit organization at the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg's weekly luncheon. Robin is a wife of 33 years and mother of two daughters. During those 33 years, Robin supported her husband Bob while serving his country in the United States Air Force for over 20 years.
Robin is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. She is also a graduate of the Stanford Nonprofit Leadership Institute held at Stanford University, the Executive Leadership Institute at the School of Philanthropy at the University of Indiana, the Court Appointed Special Advocate Leadership Institute, Albuquerque, NM, and locally the Leadership Historic Triangle class of 2003.
Robin created B & D Capacity Builders, LLC in 2008, which specializes in nonprofit strategic crisis management and crisis situation analysis. Robin has worked with a variety of organizations nationally and internationally.
Most recently Robin created "Hiking for Virginia Fallen Heroes," a year-long initiative bringing veterans, Gold Star families and Virginians from all walks of life together in recognition of the brave men and women from Virginia who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Robin recently published her book "Trail Magic," a retelling of her adventures while hiking the trails throughout Virginia in memory of Virginia military heroes.
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