Mr. Taylor grew up in a military family, has lived in The Panama Canal Zone, the Mojave Desert, both coasts of the U.S. and on a boat for two years. He is a combat veteran with eight years of service in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper assigned to an Engineer (CBT) (ABN) unit with deployments to Haiti, Honduras and Iraq. He currently works as a shift supervisor/ Firefighter Paramedic for a local government agency providing Technical and Heavy Rescue, Fire and EMS services. He is a Level II Instructor, Tactical Medical Operator trained, certified as Technical Rescuer- VMR and a Wilderness Search Technician. He and his beautiful wife Wanda who has a background in EMS live in coastal SE North Carolina.