Robin Ramkissoon

Tech Support, Teaching, and Writing in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Robin Ramkissoon

Tech Support, Teaching, and Writing in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

I grew up in the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago. Among other hobbies, I got involved in Airbrushing, Design, Publishing, Teaching and writing. Even while growing up in the islands, working with computers was something I enjoyed, and this set the tone for what I wanted to do in terms of my longer term career.

I moved to South Florida at the end of the 80's and continued expanding my knowledge base, first working with the School Board of Broward County, Apple Computers and various other local businesses. In the time since, I have been a technician, a teacher, a general troubleshooter and system engineer, have managed my own computer consulting firm and somehow managed to meet a kindred soul from Wisconsin while discussing books online. We've been a couple now for over 15 years and are a testament that internet romances, and long distance relationships can end up in happy, long term marriages.

We moved to Prince Edward Island for several years after we got married as my wife followed her own budding career. I was lucky enough to be able to keep working as remote support for the folks back in Miami. A few years ago we moved back to the USA, first to central Ohio, and now to North Carolina.

I have now worked for the Miami Herald, and their parent, The McClatchy Company for over 20 years. I would broadly describe my job as getting paid to help make people feel better, solving puzzles, being a teacher and making busted things work. It is a career that keeps me fulfilled and happy. This life is near perfect in my mind.

How may I help you today?

  • Work
    • The McClatchy Company