Taylor is the founder of Cascade Community Connections, a social service organization that provides businesses solutions for diversifying their workplace and hiring people of all abilities. Taylor moved to Port Townsend after working as a translator and teaching English in South America for four years. She holds a Bachelors’s of Science in Mathematics and Education. Taylor is an active board member of Olympic Neighbors and Community Inclusion for Everyone (CIE), providing residential solutions and helping organize community-based events for people with developmental disabilities. Taylor believes that community connections are vital for all folks, especially those with developmental disabilities, thus has worked diligently to create opportunities for people of all abilities to have a meaningful presence in our county.
Justine has a BA in political science and creative writing, and is passionate about cultivating relationships with people and places. Her favorite aspect of living in the northwest is having access to the ocean and mountains; she enjoys biking, hiking and walking year-round. Justine has always enjoyed relating to people with different backgrounds and interests, and has found that working as a Community Guide is a great way to engage with different parts of the community. In fact, Justine feels that her clients do as much to guide her around the community as she does for them.
“I have gone to so many new places working with my clients, sometimes I have to wonder who is really the Community Guide in this equation!”