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Welcome back, Mama Marlin!

It seems like just yesterday that teacher Marlin Ortiz Larios left us for a maternity voyage into motherhood... but the months have sped by, and she's ready to return to the team at Storybook Buddings! 

Before her transformation, the kids and teachers counted on her for a knowledgeable, grounded demeanour that kept everyone on track, together. With a career's worth of experience in the administration and human services sectors, the kids, teachers, and parents, are all benefitting from this lady's clear communication style, and mad negotiation skills. 

Marlin is from El Salvador, where she was a tutor (English, Math, Spanish) and a teacher with the American Sign Language school. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Trinity Western University, which helped her develop her understanding of human development, but her understanding of humans, must have been there all along! That's how she has been able to manage events, schedules, conferences, and appointments for everyone, from the amazing workers at Options for Sexual Health, Seeds of Love and Hope International, and the patients and team at Shoreline Counselling. 

Marlin approaches all problems, opportunities, and challenges, with a cool hand, logical mind, and soft touch, that brings everyone on side. Just look at that smile! Who could say "no"? 

Well, some toddlers will say "no" to everything, but even when they do, Marlin doesn't hesitate. She listens to their ideas and finds workable solutions to turn their frowns upside down! 

Find her shining face at Storybook, and her eloquent emails online at marlin@buddings.ca.