Dede Taylor is a founding partner in Mountain Time Arts. She is a former art history professor at Montana State University and a longtime promoter of community-focused cultural projects. She has led campaigns for historic preservation, founded the Friends of the Story Mansion, a landmark now in public use, and PechaKucha Bozeman, a wildly successful story-telling series. Taylor is an in-demand lecturer on a range of art and history topics. She avidly promotes the arts as a vital ingredient of sustainable communities.