Miss G, or Marilyn’s talents for teaching are easy to see. She is a true ambassador for the paddle lifestyle and has inspired many people to take up Stand Up Paddle as a healthy outlet for ocean and water recreation. A former runner, Marilyn took up S.U.P. when her knee began to give her trouble and she was looking for a lighter impact way to work out. Marilyn is our most experienced S.U.P. instructor and has been instrumental in the development of the curriculum and programming for our Stand Up Paddle Camp. She has been an active member of the local S.U.P. community participating and placing in local races and events.
What college did you go to?
Graduated Fairfield University with a Psychology Degree, Masters in Early Childhood Education from Montclair State University
What certifications do you have? WPA, CPR, first aid, NJ teaching certificate
How long have you been involved with Summertime? since 2012
Why do you Work at SUMMERTIME? Working here lets me do what I love all day long! I love meeting new people each year who are interested in the growing sport of Stand Up Paddle.
Besides working at STS, what else do you do to pay your bills? Substitute teacher, tutor, waitress
Do you participate in any Stand Up Paddle races? If so, any notable results?
In 2012 I paddled in the Dean Randazzo 22-mile paddle in Atlantic City. Each year, I paddle in The Endless S.U.P. 6 mile race, Paddle With a Purpose 6 mile race and a few other local races.
Marilyn is a former winner and 3 time podium member of the Endless S.U.P. race
Where have you traveled to paddle?
Hawaii, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Mexico, Barbados, Tahiti, Australia, Puerto Rico
Other than paddling, do you have any talents? I am a Kindergarten Teacher at heart. I love working with kids and seeing them grow and learn new things…I get to enjoy this all year long now with our Kids SUP camp!
Any other interests? I love to ski and wakeboard, arts & crafts, and I’m a pretty good baker!