Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Savannah Hall Taillon

Development Specialist

Savannah Hall Tailon is based in Salina, Kansas but tends to escape to the mountains as often as possible. Savannah holds two bachelor’s degrees, a BS in Psychology from Fort Hays State University and a BA in Exercise and Sports Science from Western Colorado University. She also obtained her MS in Health Promotion from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. Prior to working at The Land Institute as a Development Specialist, Savannah worked as a Community and Clinic Health Educator for Davita Medical Group in Colorado Springs, followed by her role as an Engagement Consultant for Cigna in Houston, Texas, where she created health and wellness strategies for diverse populations to decrease the onset of chronic diseases while improving overall health outcomes.


What drew you to work at TLI?
Improving the well-being of the land and the lives of those who depend on it — everyone.

What’s most inspiring about your specific position at TLI?
Sharing the story and cultivating relationships with others as empowered by the work and research done with perennial grains.

What’s one aspect of your life’s history that most people don’t know or wouldn’t expect?
I hiked seven Colorado 14ers.

What else are you passionate about (outside of work)?
Being outdoors, hiking, skiing, running, gardening, helping with our family ranch, home DIY projects, refinishing furniture, and cooking.

What’s your motto/favorite quote?
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

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