Brian Taylor has 25 years of experience in the utility business and currently works as the Manager of Gas Operations (Medford, Oregon) for Avista Utilities. He started his career in the natural gas industry working for his grandfather in the family owned distribution and maintenance contractor business before he took an entry level position with Avista Utilities. Brian has worked in many craft positions including, Crewman, Journeyman Main fitter, Crew Foreman and Measurement Control Technician before he moved into a formal leadership role in 2006. Brian attended Liberty University and currently serves in a variety of leadership roles within his community. Brian has a wonderful wife Mary Jane and four boys, Benny, Colby, Easton and Hayden.