Barb Taylor began working at Copart in March of 1994, and she has had an impact on many and made life-long friendships. Her current role is on the Operations Team as a dispatcher at Copart St. Louis. “The people I work around, that’s what I enjoy the most. They are great,” said Barb. Along with her love for her coworkers, Barb has had a lot of memorable moments during her career. Her favorite being when her region held a Copart Town Hall in St. Louis where she was able to meet her fellow dispatchers from other yards.
In late February of 2017, Barb was diagnosed with Stage 3b lung cancer. Since her diagnosis, Barb expressed that her situation has made her appreciate life more. To anyone in a similar situation, Barb urges you to stay positive and believe that you or your loved one is going to “kick it.’’
Barb has been touched by the support she’s received from her Copart family during this time. “From day one, they have always been supportive, checking on me daily, allowing me to leave early if I didn’t feel well, pulling together to help with some of my work load. They have been there for me constantly in every way. I couldn’t have made it this far without the love and support of my Copart family,” said Barb.
Barb is admired by all her coworkers, and to show their support, the team organized a celebration for her after she finished a cancer treatment. “She is very positive. She has been with Copart for nearly 25 years and does a great job,” said Mike Friedman, Midwest Regional Manager.
Through good times and tough times, the team at Yard 20 is a family, a support system and an excellent representation of Copart’s Values.
Barb, you’re an inspiration to us all. Team Copart wishes you all the best.