Kori Taylor, the Peralta town clerk, said she is blessed to have a wonderful family, including her 84-year-old father, William Lind; husband, Richard; sons, Casey, Ricky, Justin and Lee; daughters-in-law, Kimberly, Maria and Natalie; and beautiful grandchildren, Taylor Heath, Baily Heath and Nash Heath, RJ Taylor and Amaya Taylor, and Jeramiah and Catalina. She also has an older brother, Clinton; sister-in-law, Tamie; three nieces, Kayla, Johanna and Nicole; and one nephew, Cameron.
Q What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
A “Reflection of the day’s work, and what else needs to be completed for the most part.”
Q What was the last gift you gave someone?
A “I gifted my youngest granddaughter a saddle so she could ride her pony. The look on her face was priceless. Then she said, ‘Grandma. I don’t need this. I hang on to her hair.’”
Q What were you like in high school?
A “Shy but daring; if that makes sense. We had a unique group that hung out together. Most of us still stay in contact to this day. I do wish I was a little more serious about school back then.”
Q What did you want to be when you grew up?
A “A school teacher, and ended up being a public servant to the town of Peralta. Being the town clerk to the Peralta community has been very rewarding. We have wonderful residents within this community.”
Q Who inspires you?
A “Many people have inspired me throughout my life from family members, friends to inspirational stories of people doing amazing things.”
Q What is your birth order in your family, and do you think it influences who you are?
A “I have a brother who is two years older than I. He made me tough.”
Q What do you do in your free time?
A “Work in my yard, ride horses, spend time with family and friends, camping if possible. Enjoy barbecuing with my friends and family.”
Q What’s the most interesting thing about you?
A “I make people feel welcome, and my humor.”
Q You find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do?
A “Pay off debt, set up trust funds for our children and their families.”
Q Who is your best friend and why?
A “My husband. We have a good time hanging out together and making each other laugh.”
Q Where is your happy place, and why?
A “My yard. I like being home working in my yard. It gives me so much peace of mind.”
Q Have you had a life-changing experience that led you to where you are today?
A “Coming to work at the town of Peralta has been a great life-changing experience. I started my career at my local municipality as an elected councilor of the governing body. After two years, I was asked to direct and lead the installation of the new waste water system within the town of Peralta.
“This has been challenging and wonderful to grow in my leadership and management skills. Being able to work and lead within the town that I reside in has been both a blessing and rewarding experience, but not without its daily challenges. I am so grateful that I have been given this opportunity.”
Q What teacher had the greatest impact on you?
A “I was scared to go to school in the first and second grades. My second-grade teacher made me feel welcome and at ease.”
Q What are you most proud of?
A “My family.”
Q How would you like to be remembered?
A “As a kind and generous person.”
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