Hailing from the Midwest, this Chicago-born mountaineer traded in skyscrapers for cedar trees in 2008 and wasted no time exploring all the Pacific Northwest had to offer. Her background in environmental education and wilderness leadership guided her to work for such organizations as the Audubon Society of Portland, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Chile and Alaska, and various schools around the Portland and Seattle areas. She holds certifications as a Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, and Avalanche AIARE Level 1. Taylor is most excited when she is leading others and showcasing the glory of the backcountry, and she is always excited to support the guided programs of Mount St Helens Institute both behind the scenes and on the mountain.
Taylor’s passion for the mountains extends far beyond her work. She has led teams up more than 40 peaks, ranging from Chilean Patagonia to the North Cascades, including seven first ascents in the Canadian Selkirks. When she isn’t climbing, she can be found tearing up the dance floors of blues, swing, and salsa clubs, or gardening at her Portland home.
Taylor can be contacted at (360) 449.7887 or email@example.com