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Born in South Dakota, Taylor E. Davis was adopted by a couple living in Salt Lake City.He grew up fly fishing, rock climbing and skiing in the mountains of Utah.
Taylor E. Davis
At the age of 18, Taylor enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., and spent the next four years assigned to 1st Battalion 1st Marine 1stMarine Division as an Infantryman. His first deployment was in 2009 on the 13th MEU on the USS Boxer supporting counter piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden.
While on deployment, Taylor was injured; fracturing his spine, herniating nine disks in his back and receiving a blast wound. He left the Marines in 2011 to pursue his civilian career. Taylor entered helicopter pilot school, earning three licenses. He then attended Salt Lake Community College and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Geographical Information Systems/Environmental Geology.
While in school, Taylor worked as a fly-fishing guide and a wilderness therapy guide.
He also participated in a ski event at the National Ability Center and found that being outside and active in the Utah mountains he had grown up in, helped his PTSD. After two years of participating in programs, Taylor applied to work for the National Ability Center. He then joined our staffas the National Ability Center’s military and group program supervisor, a position allowinghim to connect with, and give back to, veterans every day.