My name is Taylor.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in International & Cultural Studies (focusing on the Middle East and Islamic terrorism), with a minor in Sociology/Criminology.
I am the daughter of a former police officer, and have grown up around first responders and military personnel.
Since June 2007, I’ve been a civilian role-player for training for police, medical personnel, CERT civilian first responders, and the US military. Live role players are much more effective than plastic rescue dummies with written tags. I use my knowledge of cultures, religions, and languages (Spanish, Arabic, and American Sign Language), criminology and terrorism, and medical skills and knowledge to play a variety of characters. My roles have included numerous injured victims in dozens of tactical and disaster medical scenarios, a hostage at gunpoint, various “suspicious person” and “criminal” roles, and a terrorist suicide bomber.
In addition to role playing, I’ve been a moulage makeup artist since August 2008. “Moulage” is a French word that translates to “casting” or “molding”, and refers to using makeup and other supplies to create realistic-looking mock injuries. Using moulage lets responders see what a wound looks like, get accustomed to blood and gore, and get hands-on practice in assessment and treatment. I’ve created “injuries” ranging from minor scrapes and bruises, to severe burns, impaled objects, and traumatic amputations.
I live in St. Louis, Missouri, but am willing to travel wherever I am needed! I have supported exercises in multiple states throughout the US.
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My resume and contact info are provided. There are lists of the role playing and moulage makeup work that I have done, and photo galleries with pictures of my moulage work and role playing scenarios.