Duncan Taylor, as President of the company, ensures that our Mission Statement "Where Our Customers' Success Is Our Primary Focus"is an integral part of the entire team's work ethic and mindset. He also encourages each team member to live by Taylor Made's Core Values: We are a company grounded in Christian values of honesty, integrity, respect, kindness and a sense of social responsibility.
Duncan serves on the Keeneland's Board of Directors and the Keeneland Executive Board, as well as the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Equine Education Project (K.E.E.P.). Duncan and his wife, Carol, have five children: Marshall, Morgan, Danny, Madeline and Caroline.
Jeff has been with the Taylor Made team since 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky business school. As a Senior Account Manager, Jeff assists our clients with developing, managing, and profiting from their thoroughbred investments. He is actively involved in the evaluation of horses' conformation and offering advice on how to improve them. With this hands-on approach, he advises clients on how to mate and market their bloodstock.
Mark is the youngest of the Taylor brothers. He graduated from Clemson University in 1992. After working for Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally in California as well as Satish Seemar in Dubai. Mark returned to Taylor Made full time in 1994. Mark became Vice President of Public Sales in 2000. Mark married his wife Julia in 1997 and they have been blessed with two boys, Christopher Walker (2000) and Joseph Lannon Taylor II (2003).
Stuart joined Taylor Made in November 2005. He has over 30 years of horse experience, including 5 years of management with Due Process Stables in New Jersey; 9 years of management with Ben Walden's Vinery Farm and 5 years managing Payson Stud in Lexington. Stuart attended Sterling College in Vermont; the Kentucky school of horseshoeing in Shelbyville; Equine short course seminars at Colorado State and Cornell and a short course management seminar at Princeton. Stuart's thorough knowledge of all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry, combined with his dedication to achieve customers' goals, makes him a great asset to the team.
Shannon Potter is a native of Kentucky and joined the Taylor Made team in 2003 after quickly advancing through the Taylor Made Intern Program. Shannon's experience in the Thoroughbred industry, outstanding client service, passion and integrity has made him an integral part of his clients' equine investments. He has successfully guided his clients through all facets of their bloodstock needs, including purchases, training, breeding and sales. Shannon lives in the Lexington area with his wife, Jessica, and their son, Graham.
Leif rejoined Taylor Made in September of 2009 to lead our Stakes Filly Recruiting Program. His primary role is to track and recruit stakes-caliber racing/broodmare prospects for Taylor Made to sell either privately or at public auction. Leif is a graduate of the prestigious Darley Flying Start Program. He is a central Kentucky native who started his career in the Thoroughbred business with Juddmonte Farms and then as the Pedigree Research Director at Taylor Made where he worked for two years. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Leif and his wife Lucy have two little boys.
Hunter attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington while pursuing a degree in Spanish. He worked five years with Bloodstock Research Information Services in Lexington and worked with trainers at Keeneland and for private breeding farms while going to college. He and his wife, Meredith, live in Lexington and are the proud parents of a daughter, named Kate.
A team member since 1992, Sue primarily oversees with the administration of veterinary services done on the farm, including billing and supplies. She schedules the vaccination/deworming program with the farm managers and also communicates to them arriving and departing horse information. During the breeding season she books the mares boarded at Taylor Made Sales, and at the sales she handles the repository.
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