Adam TaylorDirector, Development Finance & Operations
After leaving my native southern California to pursue an M.B.A. at Boston University, I joined Root Capital as a fellow—and never left. Having worked previously for both the Rainforest Alliance and a small coffee roaster in Santa Barbara, I love being able to merge my finance background with my twin passions for coffee and environmental and social justice. Overseeing our annual operating budget and individual budgets for each of our grants, I appreciate the opportunity to plan multi-year proposals where I get to see the true scope of Root Capital’s work. Now that I’ve returned to SoCal, I enjoy checking out local concerts and other cultural events and biking around in the sun.