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Cat Taylor

Partner, ByrdHouse PR

Growing up in Ohio with a family who loved to eat out and explore new places, Cat Taylor’s passion for the hospitality industry ignited early. She quickly learned the importance of gathering around the dinner table and fell in love with the dining experience.

Cat followed her taste buds to South Carolina to attend the College of Charleston, where she earned a B.A. in corporate communications. During college, Cat met Annie Byrd Hamnett and began working as her intern at ByrdHouse PR. It was Annie who showed Cat that she could make a living doing what she loved: talking about great food! Cat worked with Annie until she graduated, in addition to working as an intern at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, and then made her way to Chicago where she worked for several years at Wagstaff Worldwide, a national hospitality PR firm. In the Windy City, Cat worked with the Midwest’s best chefs and restaurants, from James Beard Award nominees to Michelin‐starred establishments.

With Charleston still on her mind, Cat packed up and headed back South to partner with her good friend and mentor, Annie. In 2015, the two established a professional partnership at ByrdHouse PR, melding their skills and connections to offer exemplary service to their clients by providing strategic plans, unique stories, and innovative ideas.

Since returning to Charleston, Cat has helped build ByrdHouse’s client roster and has gotten involved in the community, serving on the Spoleto SCENE planning committee and as a mentor for the College of Charleston’s Martin Scholar’s program.

In her free time, Cat enjoys exploring Charleston’s many culinary delights, cooking in her tiny kitchen, and taking in the beauty that the city has to offer.