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Helpful and Dedicated – SurfAholics Alpha Spotlight Team Member Valentin Mavrodin

I love the way that SurfAholics Alpha gel together as a team. They look out for one another, help one another and support one another.

Obviously they are not the only team to do this but when you see this in action it is really quite wonderful…to me it captures the whole essence of CTP Teams.

Today on their team blog they have chosen to highlight member Valentin Mavrodin, 27, from Bucharest, Romania.

Valentin has been a member of CTP from two years and regularly attends TELive. In fact he is often not able to log into the live shows (We love you Spreecast) and when this happens he listens to the recordings so he can catch up on what he missed. If you are reading this Valentin you can safely miss last Thursday’s show as it was just Jon and I watching the World Cup on TV…not our best performance but this just happen once every four years.

But back to Valentin. He is dedicated and passionate about working online and constantly wants to learn new things. This attitude will take him far.

He recently quit smoking for two reasons…

  1. smoking is bad for you and you really shouldn’t do it.
  2. the money he saved allowed him to upgrade in AdKreator. (If only more people online had that sort of attitude.) and he has been putting his upgraded AdKreator membership to good use.

The “Did You Know That…?” series of splash pages are all his work…

In case you are not familiar with them the look like this…

DYKT Sea Life Hits Valentin Mavrodin

It would also be fair to say that he is something of a fan of CTP badges…I mean having a website dedicated to them is a big clue here…

Mavrodin Valentin CTP Badges website

And finally…Valentin will also design a splash page for you…

Valentin Mavrodin splash page design

Read the full CTP SurfAholics blog post: Featured Member: Valentin Mavrodin

57 responses to “Helpful and Dedicated – SurfAholics Alpha Spotlight Team Member Valentin Mavrodin”

  1. Thank you so much Patrick for this AWESOME post !

  2. Donna says:

    Great post Patrick šŸ™‚
    Val is an awesome member of the team and when he gets excited about another great idea he’s had it always makes us smile.

  3. Howard Fullmer says:

    Congrats Valentine your a great inspiration and good job on quoting smoking

  4. Patricia Hedge says:

    Thank you for your wonderful post Patrick!
    Valentin is indeed a talented young man and an awesome team player!

  5. Lynn M says:

    We don’t run into each other often but I’ve had the pleasure of talking with Valentin in both chat as well as privately before and he is a super, energetic, and motivated young man certainly worthy of the spotlight post. Congrats Valentin! šŸ™‚

  6. There are a lot of other things that Valentin could have spent his money on, but he chose to build his business for a longer lasting business. I love his passion, imagination, and dedication. Keep it going, Valentin!

  7. Charlotte Ericson says:

    Keep up the good work, Valentin. You are an inspiration to anyone that struggles to make it online

  8. dan mazilu says:

    go Vali go Vali go

  9. Kudos Valentin on your decision to quit smoking! I love the way you use the ADK upgrade as your inspiration to follow through!

  10. Mandy Moomy says:

    Congratulations Valentin – your splashes are great – you deserve it!

  11. Since day one I met you, you been doing good all over Valentin !! …this shows it to WTG.

  12. Oh! Valentin is a great person. I wish to quit smoke too, but i cant.

    I will try to be like Valentin. Congratulation man!

  13. Anton Parvov says:

    Keep up the good work, Valentin!

  14. Anne Bergman says:

    Good work, Valentin

  15. Selya Rollins says:

    Nice pages Valentin.

  16. I always enjoy running into Valentin’s pages. Seeing all of the CTP badges collected together like that reminds me of days past as an avid stamp and sticker collector. Very cool indeed. I wish you only the best of success, dude. Cheers!

  17. Yaay for you Valentin! I have watched many struggle with trying to quit smoking and other healthy decisions. Having a goal is a good way to work things out and you chose one that is helping you in other ways. Keep on keepin’ on and know that others are rooting 4 u.

  18. Absolutely inspirational. Wonderful job giving credit where credit is due. I enjoyed this post very much thank you for taking time away from the soccer games to write it. Lol.

  19. Sig says:

    Val is really one of the TEAM, and he does his part. And its great to see that he was picked in the Blogspot, and here.

    He really does a good job designing too… and I personally know he like turtles, and he even know a lot about them… šŸ™‚

    Keep up the good work Val, and the TEAM!

    As Matt Say there is no I in Team Surfaholics!
    And I follow up with there is no IF either!

  20. Raj G says:

    .
    They have more responsibility now to perform well…
    .

  21. Mary Golon says:

    Val is talented, creative and helpful to all. He’s also a great teammate and inspiration for me. Koudos Val

  22. Virginia Herron says:

    Val is great and I enjoy chatting with him. It’s great seeing someone my age doing this too. I feel like I’m not an oddball for wanting to be here.

  23. well done Val, and wish you great Success in the future.

  24. Frank says:

    Congrats Valentin!

  25. Jon says:

    Valentin showed me his badge website shortly after completing it and I can honestly say that the level of dedication and attention to detail blew me away. On top of that, he’s also an annoying nice guy lol.
    Can’t fault you Valentin – great effort deserves great reward šŸ™‚

  26. Abdellah says:

    great job Valentin šŸ™‚

  27. Mary Golon says:

    Val is talented, creative and helpful to all. He’s an excellent teammate and inspires all around him. Enjoy your well earned praise!

  28. Well Done Valentin šŸ™‚

  29. Patricia Dean says:

    WOW Valentin, congrats on finding a way to quit smoking, that takes you in the direction of improving your business. That is AWESOME!! I have seen your splashes while surfing & I was impressed. You are a great designer. Keep up the great work.

  30. Glenn Witmer says:

    Keep up the good work Valentin…there should be more like you

  31. Myra P says:

    Nice shout out Patrick…Valy does not hesitate to share and create for not just team members, but also for members of the CTP community!

  32. Valentin,

    You are a stand up guy we have only chatted a few times I can tell you have a healthy attitude and want to do your best at all times. Small wonder that your teammates love you. Not to mention you have vision.
    I wish you nothing but the best,
    Gary

  33. Karen Kuty says:

    Good work, Valentin! And congratulations on quitting smoking!

  34. Stephen Whittle says:

    Awesome page with all the badges!

  35. R. Van Sky says:

    Nice piece Patrick! WTG Val, you deserve the spotlight. Jim is so happy!

  36. WTG Valetin! I am very happy hat you chose not to smoke any more… Keep up the great work on your splash ads too. Great ideas my friend!keep it up….

  37. Mary says:

    talented and dedicated – he’s definitely going to succeed

  38. Ken Wolff says:

    WTG Valentin on turning a bad thing into a good thing. I used to smoke and know how hard it is for some to quit. I used to quit every birthday and on new years. It would last 2 or 3 months and then I would be on a guys night out or something; one cigarette and I would be back to a pack a day. Best thin I ever did was quit for good. The good that you do for helping other people with graphic designs is awesome. Buy two and get one free. What a deal!

  39. WOW thank you everybody for all the GREAT comments! Really appreciate it! Great new stuff yet to come so stay tuned!

  40. It’s great to get to know you a little better Valentin. That’s what team work is all about, is learning about your team members and learning how to work with them together for a common goal. Great stuff Patrick.

    Nick

  41. Keep up the good work Valentin!

  42. Joao Ramos says:

    Congrats Valentin!
    Not only for your awesome pages but also for quit smoking (i know it’s not easy. I failed on that). Can you be one more inspiration for me to quit smoking, for the 3rd time?
    Keep up the good work! šŸ™‚

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