Born and raised in Colorado, Marion Taylor is married and the mother of four children ranging in ages from 19-28. She has worked in the field of Social Work for over 35 years with non-profit organizations and foundations focused on families, women, and children both domestically and abroad.

She founded Taylor The Gap in 2011 and has recently opened up gap consultation to include mid-career adults and retirees. Although based in Colorado, Marion advocates for students and adults to take time out to explore outside traditional academic and professional settings from all across the country. Marion flanked her own college years with a gap year at the University of Grenoble, France, after high school, followed by three years with a rural development program with Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa, after college. More recently over the past two years, Marion has volunteered teaching English to women in Moshi, Tanzania, and working with women’s co-ops in Gisenyi, Rwanda, as well as immersing herself in a month long intensive Spanish language program and homestay in Cuenca, Ecuador. Her two eldest children took time out with gap experiences both in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Himalayas, India, as well as working various jobs in Utah and Colorado.

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