Working for arts and culture organizations requires passion and a sense of pride in what you do and who you work for.
TAYLAR’s staff consists entirely of permanent professional fundraisers and sales Advocates – of which 40% are full-time. Our average Advocate brings over 1,800 hours of experience in fundraising and/or sales with performing arts donors and patrons. Our average Advocate tenure is over 18 months. We understand the unique demographic of an arts patron, which is consistent across the diverse geographic regions in which our clients reside.
Our new Advocates complete a 50-hour training course. All Advocates must develop a series of effective presentations combining our best practices with their own personalities and style. Our professional, atmosphere encourages continued arts and organizational expertise and innovation in the most seasoned professionals. TAYLAR has set a standard where our Advocates can expand their knowledge of arts and culture to deliver a passionate message.
We have a skilled leadership team that includes the following
Paul has been conducting TAYLAR's growth since 2004, providing direction for the company's mission and developing and maintaining client relationships. The arts and culture have been catalysts to shape the rest of his life. Paul is honored to have an impact on the respected arts and cultural organizations we partner with to bring life to their communities.
Parker is proud to represent our clients! As Campaign Manager, Parker has brought in seven campaign goals to date. Celebrating his 40th year in entertainment, Parker has performed in, choreographed or produced hundreds of theatrical and special events locally and nationally. Parker is very grateful for the opportunities his arts background have given him. It is his privilege to "give back" to the community in service to our Taylar Family of clients!
Staffing & Operations Manager
Kyle began with TAYLAR in 2008 and has served in a variety of leadership roles leading to his position as Staffing & Operations Manager. While briefly back in his home state, he co-founded, launched and served as General Manager for a Tap Room and Brewery located on an organic farm in Northern Michigan. While there he also hosted weekly trivia and was able to ham-it-up for all of the thoughtful pub patrons. In his younger years he was an amateur actor on stage and in a few independent movies that you have never heard of. He is a great lover of art & culture and believes in TAYLAR's mission to advance the arts through development and sales. He also enjoys a great cup of coffee, playing guitar, walking his dog in the woods and telling a joke.
Avery has been with TAYLAR since 2013, bringing his lifelong passion for the arts to his commitment of advocacy for our clients. His daily responsibilities include being the executor of campaign strategy, as well as a leader and mentor for associates, Avery says: "I’m energized by the work we do! TAYLAR specializes in successful client relationships and the results they need."
Data Standards Manager
Rebecca has been with TAYLAR since 2010, supporting our clients all over the country with data support. Non-profit organizations have always caught Becky's eye and brought her to join the TAYLAR team after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Marketing. Knowing that she is helping support organizations that bring arts and culture to communities is a huge driver behind her motivation.
Carter has been working in the performing arts since 2009. He has been with TAYLAR since early 2016 as Director of Training, managing TAYLAR's Associates. The arts are a big part of his life as a performing musician and teacher as well. Carter is pleased to have the opportunity to grow and work with some of the best marketing and development associates in the business!
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