Robbie grew up on a cattle ranch near Islay, a hamlet barely west of the Saskatchewan border, and eventually wandered into journalism and publishing. He was formerly associate editor at the now-defunct Alberta Venture, Alberta's longest-running independent business magazine. His writing has also appeared in Alberta Views, Avenue Edmonton and Alberta Oil.
Winner of the University of Alberta WRITE 200-level Prize in Nonfiction Writing, Department of English and Film Studies
Nominated for Alberta Magazine Awards 2016, Service: Lifestyle, for "The Best of You," Alberta Venture
Nominated for the University of Alberta ENGL Senior-level Prize in Canadian Literature, Department of English and Film Studies
Photograph: Joey Podlubny