Taylor was born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks. He grew up on his family’s farm in a small rural town. He received a degree in Environmental Plant Science from Missouri State University. During his time at Missouri State, Taylor worked in the campus greenhouses and managed the campus garden which was focused on sustainability. After school he managed a community garden at an ecovillage in Missouri. Later, while living at a Camphill community in New Hampshire, he managed a large biodynamic garden working alongside adults with special needs.
Taylor is passionate about ecology, sustainable farming, herbal medicine, and ancestral lifeways. He grows native plants and Arkansas ecotypes for NRM in their high tunnels located at Logan Springs Nature Preserve. He also does ecological landscaping on properties managed by NRM. When he’s not at work, you can find him running trails with his dog, backpacking, playing guitar and drums, or scheming on his future homestead farm.