Symmetry Founder & CEO
Taylor grew up in Montgomery, AL and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Finance. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and spent over 15 years in the investment business. While in the investment business, Taylor had the pleasure of working with some of the country’s largest hedge funds and commodity trading firms while managing the portfolios and asset allocation models for high-net-worth individuals worldwide. His career path took him from San Francisco to Dallas and then ultimately to Memphis where he has spent the last 18 years. Prior to leaving the investment business, Taylor spent more than 10 years as the Senior Economist for Memphis-based firm, McVean Trading. The stresses of his professional career led him to the tools he used to build Symmetry, such as: breathwork, incorporating an active lifestyle, healthy eating, and recovery. In 2018, Taylor left his position at McVean Trading and founded Symmetry.
In his free time, Taylor enjoys practicing what he preaches. He pushes himself in the gym while finding time for yoga, breathwork, and twice-a-week heat and ice sessions. Taylor also likes to test his mind and body in difficult situations such as the 24-hour World’s Toughest Mudder, multiple ultra-endurance races, and running 100 miles in Leadville. When he is not working with clients or training, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Caroline, and their two dogs.
Taylor is one of six XPT master coaches. XPT is a performance lifestyle program founded by Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece. Through XPT, Taylor gained extensive knowledge of breathwork, heat and ice contrast therapy, and XPT’s breath, move, and recover lifestyle.
Lauren grew up in the Midwest and started playing soccer when she was 5. She played for Williams College and beyond – including a few seasons on semi-pro teams in St. Louis and Memphis. After fighting back from several knee injuries and achy joints Lauren eventually hung up her cleats and focused on a more sustainable practice: yoga.
Lauren moved to Memphis from Manhattan at the end of 2015. Coming from a fast-paced, high intensity fashion industry, she found peace an hour at a time in her yoga practice and through breathwork. Lauren is a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches at Hot Yoga Plus. She also has her Pilates Certification from The Daily Pilates. Her yoga, breathwork, and teaching practice empowered her to take back control of her busy life and be more present. Yoga, and more specifically getting in touch with her body, breath, and their connection, led Lauren to a more mindful way of living.
These practices give her the tools to slow down, notice, and create more space to be able to respond instead of react.
Lauren completed the XPT Breathwork Certification and is passionate about helping people improve their lives by finding more peace, confidence and strength through movement and breath.