Jay Taylor
Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor, a reporter for InMaricopa, enjoys golf, travel and spending time with his family.

Name: Jay Taylor
Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Reside in: Cobblestone Farms
Maricopan since: 2020
Occupation: Reporter, InMaricopa
Family: Wife Gina – 3 years; daughter Brooke, 23, and son Morgan, 23
Pets: Two dogs, Rosie and Buddy
Cars: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2015 Infiniti Q50
Hobbies: Golf, hiking and pretty much anything outdoors
Pet peeve: People who can’t take five seconds to put their shopping cart in the cart corral
Dream vacation: I’d love to spend a month in Europe, playing golf and seeing family history in England, Scotland, Ireland and Germany.
Like most about Maricopa: The small-town atmosphere, but still having access to a major city.
Like least about Maricopa: The fact that no one on the 347 understands that the left lane is a passing lane.

Favorite …

Book: “The Stand”

Movie: “Good Will Hunting”

Actor: Denzel Washington

Song: “Drift Away” – the original by Dobie Gray

Musician: Eagles

Team: Any ASU team

Athletes: Larry Fitzgerald, Phil Mickelson

Food: Italian

Drink: Beer

Meal: A nice filet, baked potato, some veggies and a salad, with a glass of good cabernet sauvignon

Restaurant: Chop in Chandler

Getaway: Rocky Point

Quote: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” — Vince Lombardi

Words to live by: Family first

Joke: An Irishman walks out of a bar … hey, it could happen!

Anything else we should know? I have the greatest wife and children in the world. The rest of you are all playing for second place!