Jo Robinson, 64, is customer relations manager for Murphy Auto Group. She has three children, Ashlee Duren, 43, Jason Griggs, 40 and Caroline Copeland, 35, and eight grandchildren.

One word you would use to describe yourself: Devoted

What qualities do you most admire?  Integrity and honesty

Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned?  Make everyday count because life is short.

What would surprise people about you?  I wanted to be a concert pianist.

Best thing about being a mom?  Watching my children grow and experience life!


Tatum Minter, 16, is a rising junior in the Advanced Placement program at Lucy Craft Laney Comprehensive High School.

If you could have any job, what would you choose? Anesthesiologist

What quality do you most admire?

What’s your favorite food? Chicken Alfredo

If you had a super power, what would it be?  Teleportation

Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned? Don’t be afraid to fail because it will make you a better person in the end!


Derrick Willard, 50, is the Head of School for Augusta Preparatory Day School. He is married to Dr. Jennifer Willard and has two children, Mac (23) and Anna Grace (18).

One word you would use to describe yourself:  Determined

Favorite place to take the kids?  North
Carolina Mountains

What was your first job out of college: U.S. Army Officer

Are you a planner, a dreamer or a doer?  Give us an example of why:  “I’m a doer, plans and dreams should have a purpose!”

What inspires you? Five-year olds!

This article appears in the August 2019 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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