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TAYLRD Project Director at Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc. (KPFC)
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and have been working in the behavioral health field for over 25 years. I became inspired by young people using their voices for change while working as a Wraparound Service Coordinator and as staff to the Kentucky Youth Move Council with KPFC. I look forward to a future where “nothing about us without us” is a reality and decision-makers automatically include young people when determining services, policies, regulations, etc.
I love working for TAYLRD because our focus is giving young people a different way to connect with support through Drop-In Centers. I am also proud to say that we not only consult with youth on practically every aspect of our program, but also employ young people who work for TAYLRD as behavioral health professionals with lived and experience. When I’m not at work, you can usually find me at my cabin in the woods in Willisburg, Kentucky doing pottery, gardening, or spending time with my husband and two daughters.
TAYLRD State Level Youth Coordinator at Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc. (KPFC)
I was hired in this position based on my lived experience in receiving behavioral health services for anxiety and depression. I have now been in the role advocating for all youth/young adults ages 16-25 in the state of Kentucky for two years now and absolutely love every minute of it and wouldn’t change jobs in a million years! I am currently working on my Bachelor’s degree in General Education and hope to be an elementary school counselor one day in the future.
I am 22 years old so in my free time, you can find me hanging out with friends, on the water, with my family, or spoiling my baby niece Fiona! I might be watching Tik-Toks, playing Animal Crossing, or sleeping if I’m not with friends or family! Some random facts about me: I am from Ashland, Kentucky, I have a bunny as a nephew, I am extremely organized (at least most of the time), and I absolutely LOVE hibachi.