Taylor played for Coach Brock Culler at Heartland Lutheran High School. She was a four year letter, four year starter for the Red Hornets. She played basketball for four years and holds the career record and season record for most steals. She also competed in track for four years.
Taylor was born in Sheyboygan, Wisconsin to Chuck and Jackie Zehendner. Her dad, Chuck was on the Concordia Cross Country Team. She has two siblings: Jessica and Colton Zehendner.