It turns out there is no traditional path for employees finding their way to Team Hancock—and Taylor Davis is no exception. Prior to joining Team Hancock, Taylor spent five years working on a dairy farm. In addition to her work as a farm hand, Taylor spent two years working at Skills, Inc. working with people with intellectual disabilities. Working as hard as everyone else, performing to the best of one’s abilities, and learning everything within a role are a few keys to her success at Hancock Lumber. When asked what advice she’d give to a new employee, she said, ‘Never give up, work hard, set goals, and ask for help along the way when needed.’ Taylor feels supported and encouraged in the work she does, and sees a bright future continuing her career at Hancock Lumber. She looks forward to learning all she can within her position. Following the birth of her first child in 2022, Taylor returned to work in Pittsfield as an Administrative Assistant. Later that year, Taylor was promoted to a Utility Operator in the sawmill.
“Working at Hancock Lumber has helped me grow as a person. When there was an opening for a promotion, everyone here on my team was so encouraging and motivated me to apply. Now, I make decisions easier and with more confidence. It’s helped my quality of life–I’ve gained friends that are now like family to me. Working here has been a huge game-changer for my life and I really appreciate all that Hancock Lumber has done for me.”