Our student spotlight this week is on Linda Yaverbaum. Linda is a hard working person both on and off the mat. She spends long hours in the ER at her job, and then on her breaks, regularly comes to class. We are inspired by her high energy and her commitment to living a life that impacts others in a big way. Linda is patient, funny, and humble. She can be frequently found helping newer students and making friends on the mat. She is a living example of someone who has learned how to take her practice seriously and still keep it fun. Sun Soo would not be the same without her and we are truly grateful to have Linda as part of our community.
Name: Linda Yaverbaum
Age: 44 (over 21)
Occupation: PA in Mission Hospital’s Emergency Department
Why you practice: Sanity, community, exercise, love of martial arts, stress relief.
How long you’ve been practicing: I’ve been practicing at Sun Soo since August 2013. I previously practiced TKD and Tang Soo Do…I started a LONG time ago.
What you enjoy most about your practice so far: The people/community.
Other hobbies/interests: Hiking, biking, soccer, eating
Something people at Tae Kwon Do probably don’t know about you: I’m really a tall blonde…
Favorite Tae Kwon Do moment: Every time a kids breaks a board on their exam. I love to see that.