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National Coach Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Jennifer!

Posted Asha Ellison on 6/5/2019 |

2019 National Coach Ambassadors

Meet Jennifer! She is passionate about working with kids and bringing bright, sunny vibes to all! Seriously, just wait until you find out which color crayon she wants to be!

Name: Jennifer Tymkin

Nickname: Tymkin Mama

Occupation: 2nd Grade Teacher

Location: Raleigh, NC

Age: 40

Who inspires you?

Kids inspire me. I am in awe of their courage, open-mindedness and creativity. You can learn so much about life and the world by spending time with kids.

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

I love the beach!! Watching the ocean waves roll in, the peace and tranquility of the ocean and the constant changing of the tides!

If you could be any animal, which would you be?

I would be a dog. I would love to be my dog for just a day. She has the best life, eat, sleep, nap. She has it made!

Who is your favorite musical artist/band/group?

I love Christmas music, Carolina Beach music and Jack Johnson.

What are you most passionate about?

Kids are my passion!! Inspiring a love for learning in all subjects.

What’s your favorite movie?

Favorite Kids movie – Finding Dory of course! My class motto and my motto for life is "Just keep swimming."

What’s your favorite way to give back to the community?

Girls on the Run, volunteering in my neighborhood, any chance I can get to help in my local community, I jump at the chance.

What show(s) are you currently watching?

This is Us, because who isn’t!!! I love watching Bravo, the Hallmark Channel and Christmas movies!!

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

The coolest thing I am working on right now is recruiting for GOTR – I want my friends and social media network to know that GOTR is so much more than just running!!

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

I would like to swap places with Ellen for a day!! I would love to run her talk show!!

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

That’s a hard one, I love Mexican food and a yummy cheeseburger with all the fixings!

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Anywhere in the world, I am going small here. I want to visit New York City, see a show on Broadway and just take in all the sights and sounds of the city.

What’s your hidden talent?

Hidden talent…hmm…I don’t really have a hidden talent…but I do consider being able to put a smile on people’s face and striking up conversations with complete strangers to be a talent. I love meeting new people in random places!!

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

I would be a neon crayon – any color, bright and unique!!

What is your favorite family tradition?

Our favorite family traditions involve Christmas – we love our Elf visitors that come every year and play fun jokes in our house!!

What is your quote to live by?

"Just keep swimming." - Dory


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