by LINDA FRABL | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Laughter & Smiles

family_taylor3Scott and Georgine Taylor first met each other when both worked at a San Diego-based mortgage servicing company. Now they are married with three children (Heather, 27, Nicholas, 13, and Madison, 12), and have been happily ensconced in the Rancho Arbolitos area since 2005. Georgine exclaimed, “We love the neighborhood as it is close to stores, parks, and schools. The best part, however, is the lifelong friendships we have made with our neighbors throughout the community.”

There have been ample opportunities for the Taylors to expand their friendships in Poway, thanks in part to Scott coaching recreational soccer and basketball teams, in addition to serving on many PTA school board positions. As a stay-at-home dad who is also a substitute teacher for the Poway Unified School District, Scott is grateful that he can be available when his children need him.

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The youngest Taylor child, Madison, has needed some extra help lately, as she was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her hip area a year and a half ago. Scott said, “She is fighting this cancer with the same spirit she has used to tackle everything in her life: with laughter and smiles. She is a blessing to us all.”


Parents: Scott Taylor, Georgine Taylor
Children: Heather (27, Mesa College); Nicholas (13, eighth grade at Twin Peaks Middle School); Madison (12, seventh grade at TPMS)
Community: Rancho Arbolitos, Poway since 2005
Hometowns: Scott – Fallbrook; Georgine – Philadelphia, PA
Occupations: Scott – stay-at-home dad, substitute teacher; Georgine – IT, Senior Director of Client Services
Pet: Dog – Cooper
Favorite Places to Visit in 92064: Mainstream Bar and Grill, Company Pub and Kitchen, Poway Sushi, Lake Poway, Twin Peaks Trail


family_taylor5The Taylor children all keep busy while tackling their own various activities. Heather is working towards a nursing school degree, in addition to working full time as an office manager. Nicholas loves soccer and basketball, as well as jumping on the trampoline and playing Xbox. Madison was competing as a Level 3 gymnast shortly before her cancer diagnosis, and, according to Scott, “She is always smiling, making funny faces, and keeping her friends and family laughing.”

family_taylor4Georgine, who is the Senior Director of Client Services at CoreLogic, and who last year was the president of the San Diego-based Women’s Business Council, concurred that her family “is just an ordinary working class family, but we sure like to laugh!” The Taylors especially relish having outdoor adventures together, such as camping at the beach and the mountains, hiking, bicycling, and simply hanging out in their backyard pool. Scott professed, “Having barbecues with our family and friends is a big part of our life. We all really enjoy each other’s company!”family_taylor6