Sandra Taylor Interview



Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 7 minutes 50 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Sandra Taylor of Sustainable Business International LLC. The interview took place at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College on February 15, 2019.

Sandra Taylor is president and CEO of Sustainable Business International, a consulting firm focused on strategies for sustainable development and conservation of future resources. In this interview, Taylor talks about how she got interested in environmental sustainability, the education she received, and the jobs she held before she came to her current career. She then discusses how she worked for Starbucks as the senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility before coming to work for Sustainable Business International. Taylor discusses her role in the wine industry and her 2017 book, The Business of Sustainable Wine. Finally, Taylor describes her position as a trailblazer, being a mentor for many women and minorities, sustainability efforts within Oregon, and her hopes for the future.


Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.