Robin Simonton has been the Executive Director of Historic Oakwood Cemetery since November of 2011. Robin holds a BA in US History from the University of Hawaii and an MA in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Previously, she was the Program and Volunteer Services Executive at Girl Scouts — North Carolina Coastal Pines. Robin served as the researcher of the book Oahu Cemetery: Burial Ground & Historic Site, written by Nanette Napoleon in 1997 and wrote a case study in the book Cemetery Tours and Programming in 2017 by Rachel Wolgemuth.  She and the Cemetery’s Historian Bruce Miller wrote Images of America: Historic Oakwood Cemetery, published in 2017.  Currently, Robin is a member of the Board of Directors for Transitions Life Care.  Robin and her husband Jeff live in Raleigh with their  8 year old son, Cullen.    

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