Upon earning her J.D. from the University of San Diego in 2008, Kimber held several positions that led to her passion for helping others fulfill their dream career in the legal world. A highly successful legal recruiter for top 100 law firms around the world, Kimber loves telling “people stories” and helping others write their next chapter. A fifth generation country girl at heart, Kimber expanded her vision in 2021 with the purchase of a 5-acre parcel of land in San Diego County, combining her love for land and animals. A bit of a diamond-in-the-rough, the property nevertheless fit her long-time vision perfectly — she had "named"
it seven years earlier (Robin is her middle name), always persisting toward the dream. She and the family now rescue farm animals in need; each addition brings a new and important story to light. Most recently, Robin’s Nest is developing a fleet of vintage trailers, providing a haven for visitors near and far. Here, guests learn and participate in the farm experience, contributing a steady stream of yet more installments to the story. Kimber loves volleyball and riding her buckskin Quarter Horse, Tivio.
“Dr. Sue” earned her title as an accomplished and sought-after professor at Kansas State University where she taught sociology and criminology for 25 years. She published more than 50 articles and books and has been recognized with numerous awards, including National Faculty Teacher of the Year (American Society of Criminology) and Excellence in Law Enforcement Research (International Association of Police Chiefs). Dr. Sue has directed funded projects totaling more than $2.5 million, much of which involved working inside prisons. Most recently, she served as Principal Investigator for an award-winning project titled Our Town Our Kids. It may be no surprise, then, that Dr. Sue (Kimber’s mom) is dedicated to education about connections, including the human-animal bond. She recently retired and is intimately involved in the workings of Robin’s Nest. Next steps include “Dr. Sue’s Book Nook,” a collection for Robin’s Nest guests, and writing children’s books, based on the lives, lessons, and antics of our three original rescues, Lily, Alberto, and Julio - also known as the “Three Chimigos.”
Nicholas Spear joined the Robin’s Nest family in late 2021, together with sons Xavier (6) and Apollo (3). Nick hails from Happy, Texas and served seven years in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman. Navy Corpsmen specialize in medical care for military personnel, including administering aid in combat and humanitarian situations. He was embedded with Marine units (1st Light Armor Reconnaissance Battalion) during three tours in the Middle East and was awarded the Bronze Star, marking a heroic and meritorious deed performed in armed conflict. Nick shares a strong passion for helping those in need. After earning a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Master’s in Physician Assistant’s Studies, Nick is licensed with the American Academy of Physician Associates, an organization for clinicians who are dedicated to expanding access to care and transferring health and wellness through patient-centered, team-based medical practice. Currently, he is a P.A. practitioner and manager of Palomar Urgent Care in Poway, CA. In his spare time, he enjoys off-roading in his Jeep and restoring classic cars.