Tim Taylor joined the mortgage industry in 1993, after graduating from CSU Chico with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in marketing. He became a Mortgage Loan Originator because he enjoyed the business dynamics of the mortgage industry. Tim was named “Rookie of the Year” in his first year in the mortgage business and has received many awards since then. He joined Prospect Mortgage in 2002, where he was named a “Diamond Mortgage Loan Originator” ― one of the top 30 Mortgage Loan Originators in the company ― every year since the ranking system began. Tim has also been named one of the Top 200 Mortgage Originators in America* ― many times Top 100 ― since Mortgage Executive Magazine began their loan volume ranking. Tim’s family has been in Santa Barbara for six generations, and he is very involved with his local community. He was El Presidente (2008) of Old Spanish Days Inc. and remains on the board today. He is also on the board for The Music Academy of the West and the Santa Barbara Community Housing Co. Tim helps to set the direction and policies for these organizations to assist in enhancing his local community. He married his wife Perrin in 2006 at the Santa Barbara Old Mission ― the same place that his great-great-great grandparents were married in 1836. He and his wife had their son, Beau, in 2012 and since then, parenting has been his main hobby.