Brenda Tippin is a Biologist, freelance writer, Morgan horse historian, and Non-profit Consultant . She has also studied and used natural health products for more than thirty years. She is an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, and the author of the Young Living/DoTerra report, a 45 page comparison detailing the history, testing and quality standards of two leading essential companies, Young Living and DoTerra. For more information, please visit her other blog at Oilwellessentials4health.
Brenda obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Northwest Nazarene University in 1980, specializing in Biotelemetry Research of Long-eared Owls. She began working for the US Forest Service in the fall of 1980, and has worked on a variety of projects, including wildlife surveys and 28 seasons working in remote areas to staff a fire tower watching for forest fires. Brenda has worked for three national forests in two states, serving on seven different districts plus Supervisor’s office and Forest Service Nursery. She has been the primary lookout for Rustler Peak on the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest since 1992, and helped get it named to the National Historic Lookout Register.
In addition, Brenda served as Secretary of the Board for the acclaimed all violin nonprofit youth ensemble, Siskiyou Violins, from 2009 – 2015. She helped to obtain their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. The Siskiyou Violins have performed and earned gold medals at New York’s world famous Carnegie Hall, as well as Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Also, Brenda has served as a consultant and grant writer for VolPACT, a nonprofit organization providing non-emergency specialty treatments to low-income uninsured residents of Jackson County, OR. She was instrumental in helping them obtain their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, as well as $25,000 in grant funds during 2013.
Currently she is a Writer/Research Consultant for KS Film, which is producing an educational nature documentary on the rare and unique Klamath-Siskiyou Region which is one of just seven IUCN areas of Global Botanical significance in North America. It has been proposed as a World Heritage Site and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Brenda has authored more than 55 articles for The Morgan Horse magazine with regular contributions since 1985, as well as some for other equine publications. Brenda has owned Morgan horses since 1984 and has also done equine appraisals, consulting, and pedigree analysis and research. She is a consultant and member of the project team for a new documentary film on the Morgan breed. The first segment, The Fighting Breed, covers Morgans during the Civil War and is now available on DVD.
Brenda was named to the Women’s Honor Roll for the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) in 2014, and won the AMHA Mabel Owen Media Award for 2015 for her articles on the history of the breed.
Her series of historical articles on the Justin Morgan horse and his sons are posted at Figure & Sons on the Morgan Horse website, and a few other articles are posted in the Morgan Horse Archives.She is presently working on a book to compile her Morgan horse articles and research.
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