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BIOGRAPHY

Maria Christine Sacay Gabuya Brown

  • Parents: Alfeo Ralph Gabuya & Milagros Sacay Gabuya
  • Siblings: Alfeo Jr. “Beewee” and Gamy Ramos
  • Paternal Grandparents: Atty. Jesus & Clara Gabuya of Pardo, Cebu City
  • Maternal Grandparents: Eulogio “Oloy” & Fortunata “Nene” Sacay of Ormoc City, Leyte
  • Migrate to US: October 1987
  • Marital Status: Happily married for over 20 yrs.
  • Wedding Day: May 27, 1989
  • Husband: Cory Scott Brown, 44 yrs. old, an Accountant in profession
  • Children:
    1. Scott Thomas
    2. Sarah Milann
  • Residence: 1008 Hudson Lane, Napa, CA 94558
  • Occupation:  Owner and Manager of Brown’s Family Daycare, Inc.(Daycare and Pre-school), Melrose Home Health Care Services, Inc. (Nursing Agency ), Executive Director and Founder of  Filipino-American Magtinabangay Foundation, Inc. ( A non-profit public benefit corporation )
  • Education:
    1. Grade school up to 2nd yr. in High School at University of San Jose Recoletos
    2. Graduated High School at Holy Rosary School of Pardo, Cebu City
    3. College:  University of San Jose Recoletos -  BS in Commerce major in Computer Science
    4. National Business Academy, Van Nuys, California – Business Management & Computerized Accounting
    5. Napa Valley College – AS in Business major in Accounting, Child Philosophy and Psychology.
    6. Always increasing my knowledge of my profession through workshops, extra credit classes and meetings.
  • Activities in the Philippines: Until October 1987
    1. Devotion to Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes and pledge to be pure
    2. Novena every Wednesday to Perpetual Help in Redemptorist Church & every Friday to Infant Child, Sto. Nino started since 5 yrs.old with Mama
    3. Apostolic works in Pardo Parish – active Summer Catechist, Pioneer in the Catholic Youth Ministry Service – started at 12 yrs. old
    4. Drama Club in high school
    5. Muse in sports team
    6. Modeling – fashion & photography
    7. Beauty contestants
  • Activities in the US:
  1. Hobbies: Photography, Baking and Cake decorations, Cross stitch, Gardening, Reading romantic novels, Collecting Precious Moments, Dreamcicles, Partylite candles and accessories and Chatting with friends at Yahoo Messenger.
  1. Family Activities:
  • Church – Scott is an altar server, Sarah is in the choir, Cory & Christine any assigned duties like hospitality (donate and served food after mass), welcome committee (welcome church goers and give them the church bulletins and etc.)
  • Charity works:
  1. Adopt Families for Christmas – Provides meals, presents and monies for each family on Christmas Day
  2. Donate Turkey, canned goods, pastries, warm clothes, toys to Salvation Army for Thanksgiving Dinner and also help serve dinner for the homeless
  3. Very active in Fundraising activities in Napa schools and church.
  • Bowling League at Napa Bowl every Saturday – year round
  1. Junior Divisions -Scott & Sarah as a team from fall to spring. Since 1997
  2. Adult –Junior Bowling League  (our whole family as a team “The Bowling Browns”  every summer  Since 1999
  • Napa Saints Cheerleading (Sarah since 2003) – Christine as Team Mom and Assistant Coach.
  • Saint John’s Catholic School Basket Ball Team (Scott since 4th Grade)  – Cory is the score keeper
  • Napa Valley Swim Team  –  travel different town for Scott to compete
  • Napa League Baseball  (Scott, since 6 yrs. Old)  - Cory is the score keeper
  • Former President of Filipino – American Association of Napa Valley, 2002-2004. Cory is the Vice-President
  • Sponsored a Baseball team named: Brown’s Family Daycare at Napa Little League, since 2004-present
  • Sponsored Napa Saints Youth Organization – Football & Cheerleading, since 2005-present
  • Sponsored membership fee & uniforms for few indigent kids so they can participate any sports they like.

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