Meet Our Team: Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor, Program Administrator

Involved in sports from an early age, Shawn enjoys living an active Central Oregon lifestyle through running, cycling, cross-country skiing, and hiking, but she feels most fulfilled when she supports others to excel. She is thrilled about having the opportunity to support young athletes, keeping them healthy and in the game through our sports medicine program.

Shawn started her career as an administrative and medical assistant in an orthopedic surgeon’s office. During that time, she was also pursuing education to become a licensed massage therapist (LMT). She practiced as an LMT for seven years, while also spending three years as a pharmacy technician for Salem Hospital and three years at St. Charles. After that, Shawn decided to fulfill her dream of getting a bachelor’s degree and graduated with a BS in biology with a chemistry minor after six years of working full-time and going to school. Before joining The Center Foundation, she spent seven very exciting and demanding years as the Executive Assistant for OSU-Cascades while the campus grew tremendously.

She feels deeply aligned with The Center Foundation’s mission. With her lifelong passion for health and medicine, Shawn has found her true calling as the program administrator for The Center Foundation.

First job?

After babysitting? Picking strawberries during the summer in Junior High School (yes, it was JHS when I attended. Did I just date myself?). My first “real” job was as an administrative and medical assistant in an orthopedic surgeon’s office.

Favorite food?

Bacon!

Something quirky/interesting about you?

While I am linear, logical and detailed at work, I’m kind of a dreamy, spacy artist at home. I paint in both oils and acrylics and have had the honor of selling several pieces.

3 responses on “Meet Our Team: Shawn Taylor

  1. patsy Melvill

    It cracked me up that you wrote that your favorite food is bacon!!

    It was nice meeting you last night at the board meeting.

    Warmly,
    Patsy

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