About

My blessings to you! Here are my sincere hopes for you:

  • To wear your LIFE with pride.
  • To exercise your JOY.
  • To stretch your MIND.
  • To LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Thank you for taking a moment to peruse some details about me. I have always been driven but not the most confident. In my youth, I fully utilized parts of my stubborn side to drive my passions forward. I have learned much since then but the ride is still just beginning. The journey continues to unfold. I am proud to share my interests and history with you!


Education:
Bachelors Degree (Self-Designed Major: Creative Arts Therapy)
Sweet Briar College
New York Institute of Photography: Film & Digital Photography
Acting Intensive Studies / TVI Studios Los Angeles, CA

I am always learning and in my “spare” time, I study many subjects and current issues. My goal is to help many people with as much wisdom as possible.


Certifications:
Personal Life Coach
Time Management & Efficiency
Sports Nutrition

I love these certifications! I have benefited immensely from the practices that I incorporated into my personal life. Let me teach you how to craft these important principles in creating your plan so that you can joyfully achieve your goals and dreams!


Member:
International Association of Coaching (IAC) North American Virtual Chapter
Inspiring Speakers Bureau
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Peninsula Women’s Network (PWN)
– Current President-Elect
Women Speakers Association (WSA)
Philippine-American Community of the Peninsula (PACP)
– Former Board Member

I love these organizations… the communities and resources they foster really help me achieve many of my goals – both personal and for my community.


Experience:
::: Entrepreneur since 2000 – Owner of ArtInspired, LLC and VAPhotoClass.com
::: #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author
– Gifts of Grace and Gratitude

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::: Ballroom Dance Instructor since 2000 (Trained by Veronica Braun Nugent)
* Christopher Newport University Ballroom Instructor
* Ford’s Colony Ballroom Dance Club Instructor
* Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars Pro (since 2008)
::: Professional Photographer since 2000
* Official Graduation Photographer for J. Sargeant Reynolds College
* Clients include: WM Jordan, UBER EATS, Expedia, Farley Center/Williamsburg Place, Williamsburg Hospitality House, Magnolia House B&B, Regent University Communications Department, ABNB Federal Credit Union, Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia
* Award Winning and Published
::: Virginia Photography Classes (VAPhotoClass.com) Founder & Instructor
::: Professional Actress & Model – Credits include:/
* Walmart Commercial / CBN Christmas Campaign 2016 / Goodwill Commercial / Verisign / YDoUThink / Grand Furniture / New Dominion Pictures / Feature Films & Television Appearances (Upon Request)
* Miss Lynchburg – Cover Miss Pageant Winner
::: Public Speaker and Motivational Personality
* Panel Speaker at PROPEL Hampton Roads 2018
* Facilitator and Speaker at DREAM Retreat 2018
* Keynote Speaker at York Chamber of Commerce Small Business Luncheon 2018
* Co-Host and Speaker at Peninsula Women’s Network: Women’s Power Summitt
* Spoke at 2018 Empower Me Too Event at Thomas Nelson Community College
* Spoke at 2017 NASA Women History Month Panel
* Spoke at 2016 Civitan International Convention
* Creator of INSPIRE ME SERIES
* Clients include Entrepreneurs, Artists, Individuals in Transition
::: Voice Talent
* Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) – Women Artists Exhibit (Voice of Jiha Moon)
* WUDZ – Saturday Morning Radio Personality
* Richmond Chorale Society
* Cantor & Soloist at Immaculate Conception Church (current)
::: Publisher
* “Set Yourself Free” by Dr. Lori Hobson
* “Beginning the Fitness Journey” by Brian Cade

This is my short-list of things that I have done and continue to bring about in my life. I am very blessed that in most of these accomplishments, there have been countless people who support me with their time, helping hand, advice, prayers, and goodwill. I am infinitely grateful for them and all the wonderful people I have experienced things with.


Some testimonials:

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Copyright Marilen Crump 2017-2018. All Rights Reserved.

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