Taylor Clarkson

30under30-LOGOSince graduating from the University of South Carolina, Taylor has completed his Master’s degree in Accounting from the College of Charleston and earned his CPA license. He then accepted a position with Dixon Hughes Goodman and became a Senior Tax Associate, where he worked on various types of tax returns and their cost segregation team. Taylor eventually left the firm to work for Kiawah Partners, a real estate development and private club operator. There he began as a staff accountant and worked his way up to Accounting Manager in only a couple years. He is now responsible for general ledger review, preparing financials for executive meetings, monthly business plans and end of the month reports. Taylor is currently on Alpha Chapter’s council of alumni, was the first alumnus appointed to the board of trustees for his high school Charleston Collegiate and has participated in the United Way’s Day of Caring. While an undergraduate he was Sigma’s homecoming chair which is how he met his wife Alysia who was her sorority’s chair as well.

Advice for students and young alumni:
“Don’t be afraid to fail, it’s ok to make a mistake from time to time, but make sure to learn from that mistake because that is a part of growth.”