Born and raised in Colorado, Marion Taylor is married and the mother of four children ranging in ages from 21-30. Prior to founding Taylor The Gap LLC in 2011, Marion 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 became a fully accredited Gap Year Advisor with the Gap Year Association in 2018 and has recently joined their Board of Directors for 2019. Marion Taylor works with young and adult students nationally from all orientations, abilities, and economic backgrounds, and emphasizes student ownership and direction in the design of customized gap experiences based on interests and goals. She also serves as a keynote speaker at various USA Gap Fairs and speaks regularly at colleges and high schools. Marion flanked her own college years with a gap year at the University of Grenoble, France, followed by three years with a rural development program with Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa, after college. She distinguishes herself by experiencing and vetting gap programs in an ongoing basis to keep current of gap issues. Over the past few years, Marion has volunteered teaching English to women in Moshi, Tanzania, worked with women’s co-ops in Gisenyi, Rwanda, visited Batase village, Nepal, and immersed herself in both a short and longer term intensive Spanish language programs in Antigua, Guatemala, and in Cuenca, Ecuador. Her two eldest children worked in Utah and Colorado to earn funds for their gap programs in Cape Town, South Africa, and in the Himalayas of India.