Consultant in Alameda, California
Shona Taylor is an independent consultant specializing in custom motorized shading systems working in the San Francisco Bay area. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to California at the age of 7 with her family.
In 2004 she joined Advanced Shading Inc. the business started by her father, Larry Taylor, where she learned about motorized shading systems and got to know the different types of shades, motors, control systems and fabric manufacturers. There, Shona was exposed to the whole design process that goes into creating custom high-end residences and she became proficient in reading architectural drawings and using them to create and design the scope of work for shading projects. During her time at Advanced Shading, Engineered Environments and VIA International she worked with many of the Bay Areas most prominent architects, designers and builders and became comfortable in assisting them in finding the right solutions for their projects.
Shona is also partnering with former Engineered Environments/VIA International colleague and lighting systems expert, Jessie Brady to form a lighting and shading consultation company, Brady & Taylor.
Shona has attended classes at Chabot College in Hayward, CA and lives in Alameda with her cat, Cucho.