About TSG New Orleans Editor Taylor Morgan
Taylor Morgan moved to New Orleans when she was six months old, but considers herself both born and raised in NOLA. She’s a sixth-generation New Orleanian, after all (Taylor belongs to one of those New Orleans families that are related to everyone).
Taylor’s parents met in Washington, D.C., and she was born in Alexandria, Virginia, while they worked in the Reagan Administration and on Capitol Hill. As a result, her love of country was instilled at a very young age, which led her to study American History at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and eventually move back to the nation’s capital. Coincidentally, Taylor’s move from New Orleans was the same weekend as Hurricane Katrina.
When she arrived in D.C., she landed her dream job of working at the White House. There, Taylor worked in Policy and Projects for Mrs. Bush, where she planned and executed events related to initiatives including Gulf Coast rebuilding, literacy and education, women’s health and wellness, national parks and preservation.
Upon conclusion of the Bush Administration, Taylor was drawn back home to New Orleans. Young professionals were flocking to the city to be a part of its rebuilding, and she couldn’t sit on the sideline. Taylor’s first job back home was working for the New Orleans Saints. From there, she moved to the film industry to work for Film Production Capital, a tax-credit finance firm.
Whether she was coordinating visits to New Orleans for the First Lady, assisting in community affairs projects for the Saints, planning Louisiana film premieres, or developing a new business to launch concert tours in Louisiana, Taylor has always promoted her hometown. New Orleans is so much a part of who Taylor is that it was a natural fit for her to bring The Scout Guide there. As Editor, she paints a beautiful picture of her beloved city and its amazing renaissance, and gives local businesses an opportunity to shine on a national platform.
Taylor’s Three Favorite Reasons to Visit New Orleans:
- A Unique Experience. “A global (or European) vacation without leaving the USA. New Orleans has untold beauty; deep, rich history; and a true flair for entertainment.”
- Shopping Local on Magazine Street. “Our town is full of talented artists and entrepreneurs with exquisite taste and perspective—and their shops are among the best in the world!”
- The Cuisine. “I would be crazy to not mention the food!”
Words Taylor Lives By:
“Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a nice day!” –Anonymous