Taylor is our Community Conservation Coordinator. He obtained an AA in Environmental Studies and a GIS Certification from EvCC in 2016. After getting out of the Marine Corps in 2007, he has worked in various trades such as commercial plumbing, the Boeing Company, NW Rain Solutions and on Snohomish Conservation District’s Veterans Conservation Corps. Most of his work deals with storm water runoff issues and working with land or property owners to mitigate damage from runoff factors.
What do you like about living in the Pacific Northwest?
We have so many different options at our finger tips when it come to the great outdoors. We are so fortunate! A few of the things I love to do are hiking, birding, searching/looking under everything for salamanders and amphibians, photography, sketching, and collecting natural wonders. One of my favorite things is to take friend(s) out to a place they have never been and watch their reaction to how amazingly beautiful an area can be. Get out and enjoy the world!
Why do you work here (at the District)?
I grew up in Lake Stevens, WA where my family has had a chicken farm since the 40's, though it’s not currently in operation. Having this long time connection to a place I feel I must do what I can to preserve this beautiful corner of the country for future generations. What better way to make that happen than to lead an all veterans crew in habitat restoration and low impact storm water projects that help maintain and improve our water systems helping lead to salmon recovery.
I work here because of the everyday fulfillment I get out the type of work we do along with the other amazing humans that are employed here. Getting to work outside with others on projects that have huge environmental impacts is what gets me up every morning.
I have not been to the top of Mt. Everest.