Taylor was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He graduated in May of 2016.  With John, he co-owns Upper Creek Angler, a fly-fishing guide and custom tackle service based in Morganton, NC.  Taylor’s mother’s battle with ovarian cancer ended in December of 2010.  We got our start through honoring and memorializing Amy’s life while Taylor was a high school student in John’s English classes.

Taylor is the brains behind our marketing efforts and our long-range vision and mission setting.

Together with John, Taylor co-directs and co-manages annual events such as the Casting for Hope Music Fest,  the Casting for Hope Gold Level Fly-Fishing Competition, the fishing side of the Casting for Hope retreats, the Cherokee Classic, and the Morning of Hope 5K Race and Community Sunrise Service.