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The gal behind the e-mail

 

If you don’t know Grace Taylor, she doesn’t mind.

The Texas Tech University grad, mother of three, works for LPC Executive Director Diane Johnson. She’s the e-mail list organizer and the contest entry collector. She’s the question answerer and problem solver.

If you’re in LPC, I guarantee Grace has helped you out.

As Diane puts a face to the organization, Grace is her behind-the-scenes support. In a two-person office, teamwork like theirs is both a necessity and a treasure, but it might have never happened if not for the “magic of the universe,” Grace says.

After a stint as the city/county editor at a small-town daily newspaper, Grace landed a job working on the magazine at the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association. It was the kind of job she dreamed of, growing up the youngest of four on her family’s Hereford ranch near Comanche, Texas.

Grace’s three older brothers and nine cousins were vying for their place on that operation.

“I always thought communications was my niche to continue being involved,” she says.

Grace may have stayed if not for twins, who arrived 11 weeks early.

That time of her life is both a poignant memory and a blur. Her 2 lb. 2 oz. son Reid and 2 lb. 10 oz. daughter Ella Grace were in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for seven weeks. They joined big brother Landon at home.  She doesn’t regret a moment of staying home to care for them, but as they headed off to school a few years ago Grace wanted something more.

It turns out, Diane Johnson was thinking the same thing.

The two clicked. Grace technically works for Details by Design, but her main assignment is all things LPC. She enjoys the flexibility of the position and when asked about her favorite part, “Working with Diane,” is the instant reply.

That’s quickly followed by a deep appreciation for the organization. We’re her people.

“Everyone wants to make it better. Everyone is really positive and passionate about ag communications,” she says.

If you need help with your Ag Media Summit registration or call to change your directory listing, chances are you might get Grace. And you’ll be glad you did.

I truly believe there is no one else who means it more when than Grace when she says, “I am always happy to do whatever because I love LPC!”

–Miranda Reiman, LPC board member and Student Development Committee chair

 

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