Writer and Editor
Writer and Editor
Editor, writer, photojournalist, and co-creator of 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 lives in the naturally-beautiful west coast city of Coquitlam in B.C., Canada, where she works in the City's communication department. 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.and is part of the communications team at 98.7 CKPM FM Tri-City Radio.
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.