JT was born on March 18th, 1985 on Travis Air Force Base, CA while his mother was visiting family. His father, Kent, was currently out to sea on the USS BOSTON submarine, based out of Groton, CN. In 1989 Kent was transferred to the USS Sea Wolf in Mare Island CA, and the Taylor family moved to a small town just north of San Francisco called Navato. Living on an old decommissioned Air Force base, Hamiton AFB, JT had a brother and a sister. Kent, growing up a surfer in Northern California was sure to get all the kids hooked on action sports such as skateboarding, roller blading, and BMX biking.