Written By:

Kris Robinson

Current Rock of Residence:

St. John, USVI

Island Girl Since:


Originally Hails From:

Washington, DC

Kris is counting the months until she can retire and live on her rock of St. John full-time. She is wrapping up a wild career that included early stints as a nanny for former Vice President Al Gore’s pot smokin’ kids, assistant to Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, fundraiser for Sarah and Jim Brady of Handgun Control, VP for crazy genome-cracker Craig Venter, and other oddities along the way.

In the meantime, she and her airline pilot partner met after a magical solo trip she took to Maho Bay eco-resort on St. John. Within two months of meeting, Kris brought him to her rock and immediately sucked him into her dream of retiring there. In the eight years that followed, they both worked like nuts and squirreled away enough pennies to purchase two homes and an acre of land. Unfortunately, now that she is a property owner, she spends more time schlepping rocks and taming the jungle than lolling in the surf. The perfect retirement life for two highly competitive manual laborers!

She has two bewitching daughters who grew up spending many joyous holidays on her rock, now with many more to come!

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