Raised by a dedicated public school teacher and a world-class financial planner, Robyn was raised to value a compassionate + pragmatic approach to life.
Robyn has long considered living out her commitment to public service by running for office, and in 2018, she decided the time is now.
Robyn is a highly successful entrepreneur and small business owner. She has developed a reputation as one of the most in-demand photographers in Milwaukee.
She recently launched Folio MKE – a collaborative workspace/community centered on supporting young female entrepreneurs and coaching them to use their businesses to profit both themselves and the community.
Robyn is a founding board member of Exploit No More, which works to end child sex trafficking. She is also a founding member of Help Portrait Milwaukee and The Milwaukee Portrait Project, initiatives that serve some of the city’s most vulnerable citizens. She was awarded the United Way’s Philanthropic 5 award in 2013 and was named American Mothers’ Wisconsin Mother of the Year in 2017 in recognition of her commitment to our community.
Wisconsinite By Choice
Robyn moved to the 14th district a decade ago. She fell quickly in love with the people of this great state, and has been committed to Wisconsin ever since.
She lives in Wauwatosa with her husband (a professor) and their two middle school-aged children (who are awesome). The Vining home is warmed and guarded by their rescue Boxer.