Mariana Meyers Taylor, the featured performer, was born and raised in Sugar City, Idaho.She graduated from Ricks College, Brigham Young University and received a Master's Degree from Loma Linda University where she specialized in Native American Studies. She
recently retired after 30 years with the Federal Government.She spent a year as Native American Coordinator with the Bureau of Land Management and 29 years as a teacher of English at Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Calif.Sherman
is a boarding school for Native American students from throughout the United States.She
has worked with Indian tribes in the Southern California area. She has many classroom hours as a teacher both in high school and at the university level.Currently she works as an adjunct instructor for Dixie State College and as a lecturer on Indian Studies with their Elderhostel program.
Taylor sings with the Southern Utah Heritage Choir and is active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
is the mother of two children, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.She
husband live in Hurricane.Her
program, "Stories for the Night -- Keeping Alive the Past and Contemporary Expectations" teaches children through stories.