Dean Taylor is a physician who retired in 2010 after 40 years in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. His undergraduate education was completed at Northwestern University, followed by medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, with postgraduate specialty training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and the University of Washington (Seattle). After two years in the Navy at the Naval Hospital-Boston, Dr. Taylor went on to work in hospital and specialty laboratory medical practice in Memphis and La Jolla, with his final 33 years spent in Nashville, TN. He first visited Flagstaff in 1980, shortly after his sister, late board member Peggy Taylor, had moved here, and was a regular visitor until moving permanently to Flagstaff in 2012. Dr. Taylor has enjoyed numerous hiking and camping trips in Arizona as well as in the adjacent “four corner” states and has been a Museum member and a regular participant in Museum programs and activities for over 20 years.