Board Memembers

Dr. Wallace Taylor— Chairman Founder/CEO

Dr.  Wallace Taylor, the founder and proprietor of The Taylor Foundation for the Arts, has harnessed the best practices of exercise science, dance, and martial arts over a career spanning almost 20 years. With fluid expertise in kinesiology and two master dan degrees in traditional taekwondo, Dr. Taylor has vastly impacted a community of more than 2,000 students. Through fervent efforts in the fields of physical and nutritional education, Dr. Taylor has both advanced the practice of these art forms and kindled interest in the practice of exercise nutrition as it affects sports and performance.

Dr. Taylor has a bachelor of science degree with concentrations in exercise science and taekwondo from Georgia State University™, an Executive Master of Business administration from the Sorrel College of Business at Troy State University™, a Master of Internet Technology from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia™.  Wallace Taylor recieved a Doctorate of Business from Georgia State's Robinson College of Business. 

Marilyn Pearlman—Marketing and Publication

Marilyn Pearlman started her career as an English and mass media studies teacher in Atlanta Public Schools and got into PR by doing volunteer work for numerous community organizations as well as conducting research and celebrity interviews for local radio and TV stations. One of those stations was WSB TV, where she was awarded a summer teacher’s fellowship to work in various departments. A Executive Director of the Atlanta Press Club from 1977-1979, she was involved in working with local media as well as those in other cities. She served on the Atlanta Press Club Board with legendary media giants Zeke Segal, Southern Bureau Chief of CBS News, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist, Celestine Sibley. While there, she coordinated a story-telling night sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club to commemorate the late AJC Editor, Ralph McGill, a consummate story teller. She also launched Pearlman Associates in the same year, in 1977. Pearlman graduated from Rhodes College, located in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Her passions include dogs, aerobics, the arts and travel, and she enjoys keeping abreast of styles and trends. She resides in a house that her father designed and built.

Ruby Elizabeth Taylor., MS, MBA, CDE, FNP—Health Consultant

Ruby Taylor is a native of British Guyana and serves as a diabetes/health educator. She is a registered nurse with a notable career at Mercy Clinic™ in Atlanta. She offers monthly seminars as well as individual health consultations. Mrs. Taylor has a Master's of Science in nursing from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from Troy State University. She is a retired certified family nurse practitioner and a certified diabetes educator.

Aye Kodsup—Managing Director

"Miss Aye" has managed fine arts programs since 2011. She enjoys Latin dancing (salsa, Bachata, and Merengue) and also performs traditional Thai dances. Miss Aye is also a trained belly dance enthusiast. She is Master in Taekwondo in both Kukkiwon and United States Taekwondo styles and shares her love of the sport and teaches recreationally. Miss Aye graduated with a Master's of Science degree from Kasetsart University™ in Thailand. She also holds a Master's of Public Health from Emory University.

David Cox - Council 

David Cox is an Atlanta-based attorney specializing in real estate. David is highly skilled in Litigation and Legal Research. His investment projects often take him to South Africa where he specializes in niche funding. David gradated with a BS from Georgia State University (Magna Cum Laude) and a Juris Doctorate also from Georgia State University.