Frannie, as she is known by most, is the Founder and Executive Director of Carried To Full Term, a maternity home for pregnant women in crisis. Additionally, she is a photographer and student mentor.
Robin and her family live in Gainesville. They recently added a new family member, a mixed lab, Ginger Seven Robin. Robin is a graduate of George Mason University, former military servicewoman, and a Christ follower. When Robin isn’t endeavoring to savor every moment with her children, she enjoys photography, reading, making people laugh, and loving on people. Robin has a big laugh and says unapologetically that, “People are my specialty. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time talking, listening, embracing and encouraging people. My specialty is connecting with the human spirit.”
In June 2016, Robin received the keys to her first home in Haymarket, Va. She admitted her first resident five months later. Since then, she has admitted 12 other mothers into Carried To Full Term housing program. The home can accommodate up to six mothers for up to two years as they work to get onto a path of independence and self-sufficiency.
Robin is known by most people as a carefree spirit. She is described as fun and funny. She exudes joy and brings an extra special sense of excitement into any room she enters. Most people know her as an encourager and an advocate for those that are hurting and or lacking a voice. She is a champion to students. She recognized that students are bombarded with options and choices that all too often creates a negative response to their worth, identity and social acceptance.
As a result, Robin has opened her home to any student in need of a safe place. She also started the 6Robins Trailblazers student mentoring program to help students carve out a space that theirs. Additionally, she converted her garage into a studio for students to use as their creative space.