is President of Applied Climate Services of Corvallis, Oregon, specializing in extreme precipitation analyses and forensic meteorology. Prior to founding ACS in 2008, Taylor served as State Climatologist for Oregon for 19 years. He has been active in meteorology and climatology since 1971.
Taylor is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM), the professional certification of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He has written two books: The Oregon Weather Book and The Climate of Oregon.
In addition to being a member of AMS and CCM, Taylor has a California Lifetime Community College Credential, is former member of the Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists (Chairman in 1995), and two-time President of the American Association of State Climatologists (1998-99 and 1999-2000).
Taylor received a B.A. degree in Mathematics from the University of California and an M.S. in Meteorology from the University of Utah.