Parade judge Robin Waters was born and raised in Sonoma County. As a young adult she started her career in the casino business as a cocktail server in Lake Tahoe and shortly thereafter became a blackjack dealer. Through many moves around the country she worked her way up in the business to the director level.
Robin opened Graton Resort & Casino as Table Games Director, a position she currently holds. Robin is a life-long advocate for women’s rights, LGBTQI equality, and social justice.