Meet the Taylor’s, an inspiring young family who are making a positive impact on our community while also finding time to pursue their entrepreneurial passions and enjoy all that Cold Spring Harbor has to offer.
The Taylor family could feel the community spirit here in our neighborhood immediately after making the move to Cold Spring Harbor. Up until last year, the family of five lived down the street from Beth’s childhood home in Huntington Station. After living 5 houses down from Beth’s parents, Harriet and Dennis, for 12 years, it was time to make a move in 2021. Beth and Garrett both grew up on Long Island and had always loved what Cold Spring Harbor had to offer. “We love its charm, its beauty and the country feel.”
The couple first met shortly after Beth graduated from the University of Maryland. She had moved back home to pursue her master's at Hofstra University and met Garrett at a business-related event on Labor Day weekend. Garrett, a graduate of Penn State University, took Beth on a first date to the (very romantic) Greenlawn Fire Department Festival and these two have been inseparable ever since. Garrett, a savvy Financial Advisor since 2004, used to come to the library after work and wait for Beth to be done studying each evening to become a physician’s assistant.
Beth, who has a passion for helping people, has been a physician assistant for 12 years. After 9 years of focus on cardiac surgery, Beth now consults privately and focuses on pain management. She has an integral role in building Pure Health and Wellness, an integrative wellness company. Beth has worked closely with this organization to expand to multiple locations throughout Long Island. Garrett is Managing Partner of Coastline Wealth Management, a Long Island-based wealth management firm headquartered in Port Jefferson, with offices in several states. He is also CEO of Advisor Successions, a National Mergers and Acquisitions firm specializing in the financial services spaces. In addition to managing several real estate ventures both commercial and residential, Garrett is the incoming President of the Long Island Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), a global network of entrepreneurs.
The accomplished couple has 3 daughters, a cockapoo named Tucker, and Bailey, their 16-year-old cat. The first of Garrent’s children, Paige, age 20, is an honors student at Penn State University. Paige is very passionate about her future film career and just recently returned from Israel where she filmed a documentary. Blake, age 7, is a first grader at Goosehill and Reese, age 5, is enjoying preschool at the Huntington YMCA. Both girls will be entering new schools in the fall. Blake will attend West Side and Reese will be starting kindergarten at Goosehill. The Taylor’s have developed many supportive relationships during this past year through the schools here in Cold Spring Harbor, and will continue to nurture these close friendships for many years to come.
It's inspiring to see how Beth and Garrett have turned their entrepreneurial spirit into successful ventures. During the challenging days of Covid the Taylor family put their ideas into high gear by investing in a sprinter van for Coastline Wealth Management. The van was originally utilized as a mobile office. As Covid restrictions eased and the van became more available, the family brainstormed on different ways to utilize the luxury sprinter. At that time, small groups of friends and family, who were yearning for a way to safely get back to being together, while enjoying themselves responsibly, were in need of safe, private transportation. Thus a solution to a problem was born. As the niche client base expanded, a second Sprinter and then an Escalade for airport transportation was added. The business idea with a catchy name, Sprint My Ride, was a success and is continuing to grow! The fleet continues to expand with a 15-passenger sprinter vehicle being added this spring.
This inspirational family has a passion for giving back to the community. Beth and Garrett are both dedicated to giving back to charitable organizations and making a positive impact in the world. Beth has been actively engaged in the community as Co-Vice President of the Cold Spring Harbor Parent Teacher Group (PTG);, is on several committees for Pink Aid as well as many other charitable organizations. Coastline Wealth Management has a program called "Coastline Cares" which sponsors several charities nationally and across Long Island. Some recent organizations include Make a Wish, United Cerebral Palsy and Alternatives for Children. Last year alone Coastline Cares raised over $100,000 for its charities.
The couple will be working on a project with another Huntington resident called Monument of the Missing. This organization honors the lives that were lost on 9/11 and were never recovered.
There is plenty of extended families to provide the Taylors with additional support. Grandma Harriet and Grandpa Dennis are a short 10-minute drive away, and the girls get to enjoy being spoiled with many sleepovers. Nanny Debbie and Nanny Cindy live out east in Remsenburg and Nana Lynn and Grandpa Gary live in South Carolina. They also have Beth's brother Jason and sister-in-law Tracey in the Huntington area.
When you meet the Taylor’s you will feel the love, warmth and wonderful way in which they prioritize family, work and charity while pursuing their hobbies and interests. They value spending quality time together, whether it's traveling or enjoying outdoor activities. When they are not working, brainstorming on their next business or developing companies, the family loves to travel and explore. Beth and Garret both enjoy skiing, traveling, and spending time outdoors. The family carves out quality time and enjoys a slower pace at their Ocean Beach home on Fire Island. This is where the younger girls, two budding entrepreneurs, love to make and sell beautiful bracelets to passersby on Bay Walk as they step off the ferry or stroll to the ice cream shop. The girls also love gymnastics, dance, swimming, skiing, and arts and crafts.