Marty Guajardo is not only our Director, he is the backbone, founder, and creator of the development of TMP Amici Aeternum. With the assistance and encouragement of Robert Wright, they were able to make this dream a reality. Marty believes in the vision and mission statement of TMP Amici Aeternum and showing he does by, "Paying it forward," on a daily bases. Having a heart of gold, Marty has learned from his past and strives to make a world of difference by assisting others in becoming the best they can be.
Marty said he heard these words a long time ago and does his best to live by them:
" No one cares how much you know, 'Till they know how much you care..."
So he strives to show everyone that he cares not by what he says, but by his action.
Marty holds a Bachelor's in Christian Counseling and education, Masters of Theology and a Doctorate in Divinity. These degrees from Christian Institutions. Marty later in life came to find out that they are only valid in that sector. So he had to start all over again by obtaining his AA from Southeast Arkansas College and was working on his Batchloret of General Studies concentration Professional Studies emphasis Business Management/ Administration from The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB) until he got ill and had to stop his studies. Assisting and volunteering for many church organizations as well as local and state non-profit organizations he spent time with young adults encouraging them in the word of God and teaching them that they are not a product of their environment, past, or genealogy and that life is what you make of it.
Being bilingual he translates for those who speak little to no English when needed.