Robin Blakeman brings 25+ years of horticultural management experience with Foliage Design Systems (FDS), in the South Florida market. She has a longstanding passion for all things green and serves on the USGBC South Florida Chapter, as Chair of the Palm Beach Branch and member of the Chapter’s Board of Directors.
Starting as the office manager of the Miami office of FDS in 1986, Robin is now Principal of FDS of Palm Beach, Inc. She holds a BA in Business Administration, graduatingsuma cum laude from Florida International University while working full-time and raising her family.
She is a State Licensed Pest Control Operator Turf & Ornamental and a Certified Trainer for Green Plants for Green Buildings. Amongst many such outreach endeavors, she supports industry international research efforts detailing the air purification properties of live foliage (indoors), and has long been involved with educational efforts tied to Integrated Pest Management, increased building occupant comfort; and industry best practices.
This vibrant green ambassador and landscape-design professional was selected as Small Business Person of the Year for 2011 by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Her company has won numerous industry awards.
Robin’s other passions include jogging and biking in the great outdoors, container vegetable gardening, reading, and spending precious down-time with family and friends. She and her partner/husband, Glenn, live in The Acreage with their beautiful, talented daughter, Jennifer.