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David Kantor with Taylor on her high school graduation


Taylor with her entire family in NYC for Thanksgiving

David Kantor is a successful entrepreneur in the diamond business. Born in 1964, in Tacoma Washington, he was raised in Gig Harbor WA, graduating from Gig Harbor High School in 1982. With an eye to take over his father’s 20 store retail jewelry chain, he worked his way through college, the University of Puget Sound and graduated in 1986. Upon graduation, he married his college sweetheart, Leslie Ann Duvall and began climbing up the ranks of his father’s company. Shortly after being promoted to head buyer, his father sold out to a much bigger company. This left David with a dilemma. He and Leslie had a new, very ill child, Taylor and no job. He soon started David M Kantor, Diamond Broker. And after his sister, brother and wife joined him in the business, they grew it into the Kantor Diamond Company. His whole view of life changed, when his first born daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with a chromosomal abnormality. Based on Taylor’s care, David and Leslie, along with friends, founded the Bid’s for Kids charity, benefiting Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. When Taylor was 12, a doctor suggested they move to the desert to improve Taylor’s health. The family relocated to the Palm Springs area in 2000, and Taylor’s health improved dramatically. David and Leslie still reside in the Palm Springs area during the majority of the year, and in Gig Harbor during the summer. David and Leslie are the proud parents of FOUR daughters, Taylor, Tiffany, Tatum and Jayda.
To book David and Taylor for a book signing, or speaking engagement, please email them at:taylorsperspective@gmail.com

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