Robey began her career with Kentucky Department of Corrections in 2004 as a correctional officer at the Kentucky State Reformatory. In 2005 she was promoted to classification and treatment officer in the segregation unit.
In 2006, Robey promoted to unit administrator I and assisted in the supervision of the institution's Nursing Care Facility and a diverse general population housing unit consisting of 700 offenders. Two years later, Robey was again promoted to unit administrator II where she supervised the department's most severe mentally ill offenders in the Corrections Psychiatric Treatment Unit (CPTU). She was responsible for managing the security, safety, programs, food service, education, recreation, and all support services occurring and delivered to the unit.
After leaving CPTU she transitioned back to the management of a general population unit supervising the canine program. In addition, she once again supervised the Nursing Care Facility, facing many end of life occurrences with the offenders. She was then appointed as the unit administrator II of the institution's 130-bed segregation unit and the Behavior Modification Program for offenders with ling term segregation sentences.
During her tenure, Robey was awarded the 2009 Kentucky State Reformatory Employee of the Year, and she is a 2014 graduate of the Commissioner's Executive Leadership Program. She earned a bachelor's degree in justice administration from the University of Louisville.