TIM TAYLOR joined the Music Academy Board of Directors in January 2015. A sixth-generation Santa Barbaran and former Old Spanish Days El Presidente (2008), Mr. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at California State University, Chico, before starting his career as a loan officer at Goleta National Bank. He went on to open and manage Metrocities Mortgage, which was subsequently acquired by Prospect Mortgage in 2007. Mr. Taylor currently serves as the latter firm’s area manager for Santa Barbara County and the Central Coast, and has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 mortgage originators. Mr. Taylor has supported the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, the Breast Cancer Resource Center, and Domestic Violence Solutions, all in Santa Barbara, as well as Kids Helping Kids at San Marcos High School.