The Scientology-soaked internship:
Rebecca moved to New York when she was 18 to do an internship with Craig Taylor. “My parents were like ‘Do what you want, as long as you are happy.’ And, my internship was paid so I was able to cover living expenses.” Eventually, Rebecca began to take night classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, but that only lasted three semesters. “I realized I knew what to do and while I might not be the best, I know how to promote myself.” Sipping her tea, Rebecca advises, “You can’t be shy in this industry.”http://www.bagtrends.com/news_rebeccaminkoff.htm
She worked closely with the CEO (of Craig Taylor) "who took me under her wing and taught me about the whole business," Minkoff says.
Honor students in fashion design colleges have to compete hard for internships, but Rebecca Minton, a Clearwater teen with no design experience or training, gets one HANDED to her. The trick? ..use Scientologist connections to get Scientologist Craig Davis to hire her.
A self-taught tailor, he founded Craig Taylor Shirts in 1995 and has since become one of the elite in the fashion world..."I was introduced to L. Ron Hubbard's Administrative Technology..."I have applied the policies of Mr. Hubbard's Public Relations and Marketing technology and watched my company grow 500 percent in six years, it now being a multimillion-dollar company."
Craig Taylor, Featured Alumni, Hubbard College of Administration, http://www.hubbardcollege.org/craig-taylor.php
Craig Taylor is one of the few real success stories of Hubbard College of Administration. A 2012 article describing and criticizing the school mentions Craig, at http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/01/30 ... chool-1-6/
Craig Taylor + Christina "Kumi" Kimball are Cornerstone Club ($35,000) donors to the Super Power Building, http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.p ... Power-Scam
Craig Taylor also doesn't talk much these days about Scientology, or his easy-to-mock Hubbard College courses. He wants people to think of his childhood in Europe, and supposedly learning tailoring in London. http://www.craigtaylor.com/about
Here Craig claims about himself in Miami:
Taylor, then an architect, helped renovate old hotels.
. An architect? Show us your degree in architecture. Car design doesn't count.
In this same video, Craig says he taught himself tailoring in Florida by taking apart a finely made shirt, making patterns, and recreating it. This video also shows (1) that he lives and has his headquarters in Clearwater, which helps explain how Clearwater resident Rebecca Minkoff's family knew him, which led to her internship with his NY office, and (2) that his lovely wife Yul is starting her own line of handbags, so watch out Rebecca ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9Aq6Bd8nR0
. Yul looks talented, http://www.craigtaylor.com/yul-taylor/about
. Yul has Scientology completions in 2009. Craig Taylor Design Studio is at 519 Cleveland St., Suite 213, Clearwater, FL, located above Caliyogurt; Entrance to the building is around back. I got Craig's birthday, Jan 10, from a posting of Yul's at http://www.facebook.com/video/?id=270316931833
. From that, I got Craig's birthdate of Jan. 10, 1960 and middle initial "L" from US Public Records at ancestry.com, from when he lived in Pasadena, CA.
So, who is the female "CEO" of Craig Taylor that took Rebecca "under her wing?" Christina Kumi Kimball, who is a named Scientologist:
Christina Kumi Kimball, CEO of Craig Taylor Shirts, a label worn by names from Christy Turlington and Robert Redford to the Queen of Thailand, watched fire and smoke engulf the Twin Towers, from her Manhattan studio on 28th Street. http://www.mombu.com/religion/general/t ... 58090.html
Christina Kumi Kimball's I am a Scienologist
My success has been having such an easy, usable technology that I can apply in life so that all of my dreams can come true. I have total certainty and know that I can accomplish anything and I have wonderful relationships with people, especially my son.
Kumi praised Scientology in 1986 as an actress/singer/dancer on Broadway. http://www.xenu-directory.net/news/imag ... df#page=15
In 2007, Kumi was "minder" for Isaac Hayes:
I was actually surprised that his Scientology minder, Christina Kumi Kimball, with whom I had difficult encounters in the past, let me see him backstage at BB King’s. Our meeting was brief, and Isaac said quietly that he did know me.
Kumi, born 1957 according to ancestry.com, has course completions including on the Freewinds. Rebecca, Uri, and Dr. David Minkoff, and Craig Taylor also got exposed to blue asbestos on the Freewinds.
Kumi and Craig boast about their "volunteer" actions at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. One of Kumi's "accomplishments" was to prevent psychiatric help to victims, so she is hardly a humanitarian.
"I was very pleased to see the 'Mental health' section empty, and Kumi
Kimball's assist cot FULL -- every single time I had the opportunity to venture away from my post for a break! It was a beautiful thing!"
The volunteer Ministers were making a game out of disobeying police orders.
There was a very large barricade there manned by both Police and Military and they absolutely refused to let us though. The SO member in charge of the VM's 'snuck' about 5 of us in another way
Both quotes from http://www.xenu.net/archive/WIR/wir6-22.html
Tellingly, Kumi's 9/11 story includes that
Her partner, Craig Taylor, working beside her, took pictures of their fellow Volunteer Ministers
This underscores the Volunteer Ministers as a public relations, psychiatry-blocking and fund-raising dodge that hands out other charities' supplies and then settles in with the grabby-hands touch assists and recruitment, and photo opportunities. http://www.mombu.com/religion/general/t ... 58090.html
Kumi's CEO job with Craig Taylor ended in 2005. Her resume describes that job, plus her minding of Isaac Hayes and her coaching of Rebecca Minkoff, at http://www.docstoc.com/docs/96309907/CH ... -Visionary