BA, Paramedic, RN
Taylor is a passionate and dedicated healthcare professional with a calling to community service. Raised in Goleta, Taylor obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish Literature from UCSD before pivoting into a career in medicine. Upon moving back to the greater Santa Barbara area, he became an EMT for the local ambulance company, eventually earning his Paramedic license in 2016.
Then, in January 2018, the local community was rocked by the debris flows in Montecito. Like so many others, Taylor answered the call for help without hesitation by immediately joining the newly created Sheriff’s Volunteer Team. During his time assisting both in the field and at the Emergency Operations Headquarters, Taylor was impressed by the community’s response. Despite being horribly tragic, the individual acts of courage and heroism, as well as the outpouring of community support, only solidified his belief in human resiliency and his passion for community service.
In order to further this passion, Taylor enrolled in Santa Barbara City College’s School of Nursing, earning his Registered Nurse license in 2020. He was hired by Cottage Hospital shortly thereafter and began his nursing career in the ICU at the height of the Covid 19 Pandemic. This proved to be another opportunity for intense personal and professional development, as well as motivation to re-engage with the community in the out-of-hospital setting.
Taylor looks forward to sharing his experience with new mothers and fathers to be, and hopes to lead them to the (re)discovery of their own incredible human resiliency.