One-on-One: Ty Taylor & Hannah Black

This month’s one on one was a spirited conversation between a public relations specialist and an actor turned restaurateur.

Ty Taylor is the owner, operator, and manager for Pinches Tacos, a Mexican restaurant in Homewood with three other locations in California. Taylor was instrumental in bringing the California-based taqueria to downtown Homewood’s Hallman Hill complex.

This is the first time in Pinches Tacos’ history that it had branched out from the state of California. and its growth here in Birmingham is a testament to Taylor’s deep roots and insights as a native Birminghamian and restaurateur. Pinches Tacos has gained a strong following in the Birmingham area, bringing authentic Mexican recipes (some more than a century old). Pinches Tacos has become a “must-see” eatery in Birmingham.

As the Director of Client Services for Wilbanks Agency, Hannah Black oversees strategic development and manages client services on the local, state, and national level.

Prior to joining the Wilbanks Agency team, Black served as the director of marketing for a sports software company, DragonFly Athletics, which leads the field in athletic media services. There, she played a role in the growth of product awareness and the development of relationships with clients, including media networks such as ESPN and athletic teams at both the collegiate and NFL levels.

While obtaining her degree in marketing at the University of Alabama, Black developed her skills in PR and communication working with the University of Alabama football team. She also held internship positions with ELLE magazine in New York City and with fashion designer Billy Reid at his headquarters in Florence, Alabama.

Black was raised in Florence, Alabama, as the youngest of four children. She is a life-long fiddle player, devoted tennis player, and like her co-workers, shares a love for all things involving Southern culture, food, and fashion.

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