Taylor will be one of the first openly transgender legislators in the state of Vermont
Taylor serve as the Director of the Health & Wellness program at Pride Center of Vermont, a statewide non-profit organization serving the needs of LGBTQ+ Vermonters. In her role, Taylor works closely with the Vermont Department of Health to navigate health disparities specific to the LGBTQ+ community. One of her greatest passions is increasing access to care for marginalized community members through educational outreach and evidence-based interventions. A professional highlight of mine hers is conducting training sessions for thousands of healthcare and human service providers to increase cultural competency statewide.
Prior to her role at Pride Center of Vermont, Taylor worked in mental health services at Howard Center and Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, and supported homeless and runaway youth at Spectrum Youth and Family Services. Taylor also served on the Board of Directors for Outright Vermont, a statewide non-profit that works to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ youth and their families.
Taylor’s family emigrated from Canada to the United States in the 1960s and chose Lamoille County as their home. She graduated from Colchester High School and Burlington Technical Center in 2012, followed by the University of Vermont in 2016 with a B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies and a minor in Sexuality & Gender Identity Studies.
Taylor’s activism has taken many shapes and forms over the years, but the most notable her drag persona, Nikki Champagne.