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Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Young

After leaving TFA, Taylor went on to attend our local school, the University of Central Florida. He was a student-athlete from 2006-2011, as his basketball career continued through graduation. Taylor’s degree was completed in Health Services Administration with a minor in Management. After his basketball career came to an end, his intentions were to jump into hospital management, medical sales, or a related career when his life took a turn.

Taylor’s older brother, whom also went to TFA (Brett Young – Class of 2003), asked him to start an Independent Insurance Agency in 2011. Taylor, Brett, and business partner Rod Erb opened Erb & Young Insurance, Inc. on 02/19/2011. They set out with the intention to create a vehicle that would offer a platform to develop people first, personally and professionally, and provide insurance as a means to this mission. They believe this philosophy is their service to the marketplace. Their office is located locally in Dr. Phillips and they are proud to have 8 full-time team members alongside this mission. Their passion and ministry through this vehicle touch the Boys and Girls Club of South Lake, Building Blocks Ministry, and Community Foundation to name a few of their favorite causes.

Since graduation, the time has flown and many life events have occurred since for Taylor. Most notably, marrying his wonderful wife Pinky in 2016. The University of Central Florida sports teams is also still a great passion of his where he has served as the “color commentator” for the last 6 years for Men’s Basketball.

TFA prepared Taylor to be held accountable. “When I arrived on a college campus, I had already been challenged by great mentorship and leadership at TFA, and I believe that helped me tremendously through college. Chris Mayberry, my basketball coach, and mentor was the number one influence from my TFA experience. He required that I take ownership of my attitude and actions while instilling incredible belief in me as a person and athlete. I will be forever grateful to him for this.”

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