Taylor graduated from James Madison University where he earned a B.S. in Health Services Administration and commissioned first in his class as an Army Infantry Officer. As a Lieutenant, Taylor graduated from the arduous Ranger School and served in the 82ND Airborne Division as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, and Battalion Airborne Operations Officer. After being promoted to Captain, he served with the 1ST Cavalry Division as a Battalion Operations Officer in Texas, Kuwait, and Syria. He draws on his experiences in the military to encourage teamwork, flexibility, and decisiveness in his current position with the commercial real estate firm CB Richard Ellis. In his free time, Taylor enjoys hiking in the Santa Monica mountains with his wife Sabrina and their two dogs Zeus and Buckley.