By Renee Williams


Aimee Serafin, 47 is a transitional project manager but is taking a sabbatical since moving to Augusta. She and her husband Scott Thorp, Chair of Art Department at Augusta University have two children, Anslie, 11 and Hyatt, 14. Serafin loves her rescue cat, Cuddles and Australian Shepherd, Cocoa. Serafin enjoys poetry, song writing, yoga, running, reading and thinking. Serafin encourages others to believe in themselves and says the best thing about being a mom is leaning how strong she is. Serafin’s greatest hope is that her children will find their purpose in life and dive in.

One word you would use to describe yourself? Fiery

What quality do you admire the most? Integrity in the face of fear.

What did you want to be when you grew up? This will sound funny but I remember distinctly telling myself that I wanted to be a Renaissance woman when I grew up. I remember thinking I wanted to try my hand at many different things and I guess I’ve done that throughout the years from wedding cake decorating to French translator to writer. The definition of a Renaissance man or woman is a person who is well educated and sophistcated and who has talent  and knowledge in many different fields of study.

What would surprise people about you? I was in a bank robbery in my 20s when I lived in Baltimore, MD. I stood at the very terminal next to the robber while he robbed the bank. I had no clue.

Are you a planner, dreamer or doer? I am a dreamer and a doer. I have the ability to dream big and then step by step envision what needs to happen. Sensitivity, tenacity and deep thinking are top on my personality chart.

What are you reading right now? I read about six books at any given time, mostly faith based readings. Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist is aligning my recovering performance junky buttons at the moment.

This article appears in the February 2017 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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