Kerala Taylor (She/Her)

Senior Manager of Marketing & Co-Owner

My work in marketing and social change started in third grade. After collecting hundreds of sand dollars from San Francisco’s Ocean Beach and then having no idea what to do with them, a friend and I founded The Sandy Sensations. Our mission was simple—to save the world. We tackled this humble goal by selling the sand dollars in front of my house and donating the proceeds to environmental nonprofits.

The Sandy Sensations’ ultimate downfall was its limited inventory, but I had other ideas brewing. At age 21, I co-founded The Glimpse Foundation, dedicated to sharing stories of real life abroad, which merged with The National Geographic Society in 2008. I’ve also worked in digital marketing for the national nonprofit KaBOOM! and the statewide nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). I write weekly stories on Medium and Substack about the intersections of motherhood, work, race, and the end of the world.

At PixelSpoke, I’m excited to be working with a top-notch team to help mission-driven organizations pursue lofty goals.

Personal Highlights

What I love about Portland: My neighbors. We know each other’s names, look out for one another, and hold awesome block parties. I get to raise my kids in a small town in the middle of the city.

My favorite place ever traveled: Kerala, India. Yes, it’s a place, and yes, my hippie parents named me after it.

Hobbies: Writing, running, biking, listening to the TED Radio Hour, and making budgets.

Weirdest thing I’ve eaten: Zebra at a Kenyan restaurant aptly named The Carnivore.

Bonus fact! I like getting up on stage (after months of preparation and at least one martini) to tell funny stories.