Taylor has always been an outdoor enthusiast, with a passion for conservation and the natural world. Taylor graduated Warren Wilson College with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. In addition, he also completed The University of Hawaii’s Marine Option Program to leverage his previous degrees and better understand marine systems. Taylor comes with SCUBA experience as he conducted marine surveys with the State of Hawaii’s Division of Aquatic Resources. Prior to that, he worked internationally with Blue Ventures in Ataúro, Timor-Leste where he surveyed and monitored threatened coral reefs and seagrass habitats, collected marine inventory data through scientific research dives and worked to develop community priorities around fisheries management and environmental protection.
However, even though he is a waterman, his skillsets are not limited to marine environments. Taylor also comes with over 4+ years of field experience in native forest conservation, as he has worked with the East Maui Watershed Partnership and the Maui Invasive Species Committee controlling invasive plant and animal species in some of Hawaii’s pristine backcountry areas and forest preserves. Taylor is dedicated to protecting and preserving threatened ecosystems by means of community involvement and field research, in the hope to inspire and inflict positive change for future generations.
The earth is what we all have in commonWendell Berry