Taylor Paez fell in love with birds in 2008, when she observed a flock of cedar waxwings for the first time, marking the beginning of a birding addiction. In 2017, she attempted a Big Year, crisscrossing the United States while living out of her beloved Ford Ranger. Taylor's travels have helped shaped her mission to connect as many people as possible to the world of birding while celebrating the strength that comes from biodiversity and the diversity of human experiences. Taylor joined Pasadena Audubon as a chapter member in 2018 and joined the board as Publicity Chair the following year. She resides in Pasadena with her partner and an ever-growing number of house plants, enjoying the community she is proud to serve.