Robin Barret Bledsoe is a wife of 35 years and mother of two daughters. During those 35 years, Robin supported her husband Bob while serving his Country in the United States Air Force for over 20 years.
Robin has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Masters Certification in Applied Project Management from Villanova University. 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 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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 is considered an experienced and effective consultant, leading organizations out of times of crisis through program reorganizations, rebranding, and new program development. Robin is also an accomplished nonprofit manager and fundraiser, having raised millions of dollars for nonprofits through grant writing, annual campaigns, and aggressive social media campaigns. Robin has worked with a variety of organizations nationally and internationally. Most recently Robin created “Hiking for Virginia Fallen Heroes”, a yearlong 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.