A Little bit about Ron Taylor:
I spent twelve years
as Communications Coordinator with Sask Sport/Saskatchewan
Two years as Communications
Manager with the Petroleum Services Association of Canada
in both jobs involved:
I am also now in my 18th year as owner of Taylor Creative in Calgary and at Pigeon
Lake, located just south of Edmonton.
My upbringing was in Saskatchewan and I went to Elementary School (Rosemont) and High School (Luther College) in Regina. I then took my university in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan. A one year stint as a teacher in Manitoba ended when I decided to move back to Saskatchewan and pursue a career in sports administration.
That resulted in a twelve year career with Sask Sport Inc., first as Program Coordinator, then Communications Coordinator. It was at this time where I was given projects which would allow me to begin learning some of the communications skills I currently use in Taylor Creative today.
I moved to Calgary in 1992 and resurrected Taylor Creative here in town. Building contacts took time, however and I ended up taking a job with the Petroleum Services Association of Canada for 2 years before going back to Taylor Creative full time. Since then I have taken on a myriad of projects and have built up a client list which is second to none.
I have been married for 12 years and have the pleasure of keeping one furry child who will never grow up. We have a house in central Calgary (Park Hill) 10 minutes from downtown, as well as a property at Pigeon Lake, Alberta, where I also operate an office.
Sports have always been a big interest and I am an avid follower. I am also a nationally certified coach in two sports and have coached provincial championship teams in both (soccer and football).
I have traveled to over 30 countries and have seen both the penthouse and the basement in regard to my travelling style. Experiencing other cultures gives a person a balanced perspective on life, I think.
I am a news junkie and like to look at all sides of a news story before passing judgement. (One learns that when travelling during the cold war!). I also know my way around a kitchen and am not adverse to experimenting on friends and family, sometimes with spectacular results either way.
I consider myself
to be a personable sort, sometimes quiet, sometimes not and I like to
think that I give everyone a fair shake both personally and business-wise.