Scott Taylor named president of The Monroe Institute in Virginia

HunterSage strategic partner Scott Taylor has been named president and executive director of The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia by the TMI board of directors. He starts March 4.

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, TMI is the world's leading residential education center for exploring expanded states of consciousness. It attracts explorers from every corner of the globe.

Taylor replaces Nancy McMoneagle, who is retiring in February.

He brings to the nonprofit retreat center a wealth of experience in business, nonprofits, adult education, and research. Over the last two decades, he mentored thousands of small business owners and nonprofit executives as small business management faculty with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Early in his career, he led the 17-branch Brett’s Department Store and served as marketing VP for a startup bio-tech manufacturer. He also founded and led the Minnesota-based Expanded Awareness Institute.

Taylor holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where he studied near-death experiences. He earned his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University in Chicago and his BA from Coe College in Cedar Rapids. He also earned a Minister of Spiritual Counseling degree from the New Seminary in New York City.

Taylor has been a part-time trainer for TMI for 34 years. He is also the author and voice of the best-selling Into the Light CD series, which explores the intersection of Hemi-Sync® technology and near-death experiences.

"He thoroughly understands our mission to explore and experience expanded states of consciousness and will be invaluable in continuing the unique legacy of the Institute in education, research, and innovation," said Board Chair Frank Kenna, who lead the national search.

"My vision for The Monroe Institute is to expand its reputation as the world’s go-to organization for exploring human consciousness," Taylor said.

He and his wife Anne Hunter will split their time between the lakes of Minneapolis and the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains.