The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests announce the arrival of CorDell Taylor to the GMUG supervisor's office as the forest fire management officer. Taylor will start work during the week of July 23. He replaces Clay Flower who accepted a position with the Job Corps in Washington D.C. in January.
Taylor is transferring from the Daniel Boone National Forest where he served as the forest fire management officer for the last three years. Taylor brings excellent leadership skills to the forest along with vast operations and fuels experience from several different national forests including the Ashley and Manti-LaSal in Region 4, along with Bureau of Land Management's Price and Battle Mountain Districts. He is also a six-year veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard's 19th Special Forces Support Company (Airborne).
Taylor will be moving to Colorado with his wife, Cassie and three children, Mercedes, 13, Kristen, 11, and Trey, 9. They love being active in the outdoors including hiking and motocross. The family is eager to embark on this new adventure.