Editor, writer, photojournalist, and co-creator of one of The Bahamas' leading news sites, TheBahamasWeekly.com, Ms. Robbin Whachell is a successful entrepreneur and pioneer in online news and marketing. Aside from being a recognized media personality and community builder, she is known for her networking, mentoring, and social media skills. She has a background in information management, communications, and film.
Her connection to the North American east coast and the Caribbean comes from her 13-year residence in Grand Bahama Island where she was very involved in the community before her home-based hobby e-newsletter mushroomed into a leading news portal. She is the recipient of the Visionary Business Leader and Entrepreneurs Award (Bahamas).
Ms. Whachell now lives in the naturally-beautiful west coast city of Coquitlam in B.C., Canada, where she has been nominated for an environmental achievement award and was acknowledged for her volunteer work with the Hoy-Scott Watershed Society, a group that assists in wild salmon sustainability. She also works with the Rivershed Society of B.C.
A Metis Canadian with Cree, Sioux, Stoney, and Anishinabek lineage, she was born in The Pas, Manitoba, and grew up in Alberta, graduating from Sturgeon Composite High School. She worked in several departments of the Alberta government before moving to Vancouver, B.C. It was there that she studied filmmaking and acting, while working at Price Waterhouse.
Robbin has four adult children and is passionate about story-telling, family, community-building, networking, preserving culture, and the environment.
In her spare time, when she's not hiking, playing soccer, paddling with the Nothin' Dragon Masters Team, or training in javelin, shot put and discus with Ultra Throw. Robbin also runs their websites and social media pages. She likes to walk in nature or roam around her community taking photos or video, and writing about what she sees and feels.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org