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Office Manager - - - - - - - - - - Marilyn Valentine, 4th Gup

Category:Support Staff

I was born in Oakville Ontario, Canada.  I moved to Augusta in 2007, with my 2 daughters, Cheyenne and Sheridan, to marry me a southern man. That southern man is none-other than Sa Bom Nim Robert Valentine.  We have five children together.  Jason, Katie and Olivia are all grown and busy living their lives.  Cheyenne has graduated high school and is looking to someday pursue a degree in music theropy.  Sheridan is a Junior in high school, who likes to write books and dabble in computer animation.  We are grandparents of 4 year old Lilly.

I am a student of Tang Soo Do and have earned my 4th gup green belt.  Over the last 7 years, I have been on and off the mat to take care of business and my family.  Just for the record, when I am on the mat, I am a student not Sa bom Nim’s wife.  Although when the class spars  or practice techniques on each other, Sa bom Nim reminds my partners, from time to time, to demonstrate control because he has to go home with me. I guess there are some perks to being the instructor’s wife.  I still have the desire to reach my goal of Cho Dan (first degree black belt).  I still train whenever I get the chance.

I presently hold the title of Office Manager. In truth, I do anything that needs to be done from sewing patches on uniforms, maintaining the grounds to mentoring in addition to my regular office duties.  What I find to be most satisfying is when I see the positive changes in our students.  Watching the painfully shy develop confidence and the sassy learn some control, are some of the many satisfying moments I have had, in the 9 years that I have been involved with this school.