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Taylor Butz

Born and raised on Vashon Island in Washington State, Taylor grew up exploring the forests behind his house and attending the island’s Pirate Camp during the summers. He considers himself lucky to have grown up in a place that allowed him to experience the mountains and waterways of the Pacific Northwest.

For college Taylor escaped the rain and migrated south to San Diego where he attended San Diego State University. It was here he studied film and fell in love with surfing. During his summer breaks he began working as a cabin steward and deckhand for Lindblad Expeditions in Alaska. While spending his summers with the close knit crew onboard and witnessing the wildlife and epic scenery of Southeast Alaska, Taylor knew that he had found a career path that would fulfill his need for travel. Shortly after college Taylor began working full time as a Video Chronicler for Lindblad Expeditions. He got to experience expeditions from Antarctica to Borneo and many, many places in between, all while being able to film and document amazing moments throughout the voyages.

When off the ship you will find Taylor out at the remote beaches of Washington state with a surfboard in hand and a backpack on his back. Taylor is passionate about spending as much time in the water as possible and finds peace in those serene moments sitting in the ocean waiting for the next wave.