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Meet The Blue Hills Ranch Team

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Matt Lieberman

Matt is the owner of Blue Hills Ranch and bought the property with the intent of always giving animals a forever home.  Matt grew up in California and has been coming to Texas since he was a child.

Matt was a firefighter paramedic for 15 years, before retiring and opening a medical company.  Currently Matt still volunteers for his community of McGregor in the Fire Department

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Skyler Lightfoot

Skyler joined the Blue Hills Ranch team February 2021. She is our go to for all things members and encounters. She enjoys bringing excitement to people's lives by making sure their experience here at Blue Hills Ranch is unforgettable. When she is not at Blue Hills Ranch, you can normally find her at a barrel race or team roping. She enjoys spending time with her 5 horses, 2 dogs and 2 goats.

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McKennah McDonald

McKenna joined the team in October of 2021. She is currently going to school to be a Veterinary Technician. 

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Calder Lightfoot

Calder helps with all the projects around the ranch and is a certified welder.  Calder in his spare time enjoys roping cows and eating catfish.

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Mason
McDonald

Mason joined the ranch in 2022. He helps with all the ranch projects and makes sure everything is running properly.

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CADE BROOKS

Wedding & Event Coordinator

Meet The Blue Hills Ranch
Volunteer Team

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Mark Thomas

Mark lives in Southern California and is a very special volunteer at Blue Hills Giraffe & Animal Sanctuary.  He travels to the ranch several times a year (a 24-hour drive, straight-through!) to help out on the property and take care of the rescue animals. Mark has spent over 30 years as an active volunteer and philanthropist for multiple charities, and when his daughter Lisa asked him if he wanted to volunteer at an animal sanctuary her friend Matt started in McGregor, Texas... He jumped on the chance to give back once again. Mark keeps us in line! His background in logistics and business management are essential for completing projects on-site, prepping cabins, the events barn, the animal homes and helping out the property team. But Mark's favorite activity is taking care of the animals, especially the otters Otto and Sweet Pea whom he helped rescue. "The animals are treated very well and truly enjoy the human contact, which is why I continue to come back to the ranch and be part of the group. Just a very fun and exciting place to volunteer!"

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Lisa Thomas

Lisa lives in Southern California and spends one week a month driving to the ranch to help out with her Dad, Mark Sr.  From day one, Lisa's Dad taught her to give back, take care of others before herself and find the right non-profit organizations to which she should dedicate her time. Well, Blue Hills Giraffe & Animal Sanctuary made the list at #1! Lisa is a Biochemist and Sports Nutrition specialist in "real" life but dedicates her extra time at the ranch to doing whatever is needed (climb in a silo to raise it, build a rocking chair, feed a giraffe or kangaroo at 4am, anything.) But her favorite activity is spending time with the Asian small-clawed otters Otto and Sweet Pea whom her Dad and she rescued and donated to the sanctuary. "Blue Hills is a beautiful place where I am so honored to belong as a volunteer and share this with my Dad. I feel proud and very privileged to be a part of caring for and freeing our animals. Please join us! It's an amazing opportunity to give back."

Meet The Blue Hills Ranch Animals
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Blue

I am a two year old giraffe born in April of 2020.  I am excited to have a new best friend named Google.....besties....BFF....

 

I am going to show Google the ropes here at Blue Hills and introduce him to all my animal friends. 

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Zebras

We are the official "Guards" of Blue Hills Ranch. We watch over the cattle and the baby calves, and stand guard to let the other animals know if we see any possible trouble. We are a little shy but getting better at letting you see us.  

 

We are wild zebras and came to Blue Hills Ranch in September of 2019.

(Thelma & Louise)

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Quarter Horses

We were rescued November of 2021. You can find us hanging out with our Mustang friends.

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Google

Google is the new boy on the block and is following after his best friend Blue.

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Otters

We are Asian small-clawed otter donated in March 2020, and are as cute as can be! Come and watch our swimming skills while we eat our favorite treat - fish popsicles!

(Otto & Sweet Pea)

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red kangaroo

I used to live inside the farmhouse but now I hop around the barn yard. I came to Blue Hills Ranch at just 6 weeks old.

I enjoy playing with the pigs and laying under my tree.

(Irwin, Scuba Steve, Pickles)

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Mini Donkeys

We were the first two animals here at the sanctuary. Soon after we welcomed Monica, then along came Ross.

We help our zebras stand guard and protect our other animals from any harm, but we will also find you for some treats.

(Bonnie, Clyde, Monica, & Ross)

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Wild Mustangs

We came to the ranch fall of 2021 from the ranges of Utah and Nevada. We are still very shy but enjoy seeing new people. 

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Mini Horses

We may be small but we are mighty! The other animals don't know it but we pretty much run the place.

(Nibbles, Mary-Ann & Wanda)

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British White Cows

We are called British Whites, better know as the Mickey Mouse cows. We love our treats and want you to come say hello.

We are all named after Disney characters.  

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Angus Cows

I am a special little brownish-red girl cow that was donated to the ranch in October 2020.  I am blind and needed a good forever home.  I was named after a special little boy named Corbin "James" who is our favorite visitor here. 

 

My mom is my guide to the world and is very protective of me.  I am still learning all the new sounds and smells of the different animals.

(Jaime & Nancy)

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Bison

I was named after Tonkawa Falls in Crawford, TX. I love to run around with my cow friends, McGregor & Elsa. 

(Tonkawa)

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Mini Scottish Highlander

We enjoy welcoming new visitors coming into the ranch. If you scratch our belly we will roll over.

If you stop by, please bring treats.

(McGregor & Marley)

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Mini Highland park

I am the baby of the mini cows.  I am sometime shy but I am definitely the sweetest

(Lorena)

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Dromedary Camel

I am a Dromedary Camel and my color is very rare.  I am am still trying to figure out my long legs, but you can find me dancing around with my mini cow friends. If you see me, stop and say hello because I love meeting new people and love being the center of attention!

(Marvin)

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Mini Pigs

We enjoy welcoming new visitors coming into the ranch. If you scratch our belly we will roll over.

If you stop by, please bring treats.

(Luke, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Wendy, Darling)

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Emus

We were donated in March of 2021 and we patrol the fence line.  We will see you before you see us. Lisa may come up to say hi while I stand back and be her watch guard.

(Mark & Lisa)

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Oreo

I am the newest mini cow and I am a Belted Galloway

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Axis Deer

There are about 50 of us at Blue Hills Ranch. Our favorite game is hide and seek. If you see us, we will go hide again, because you are always "it".

We are the prettiest deer out there because of our unique white spots.

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Black buck Deer

We love sun bathing and relaxing in open fields so that all the guest can see us! 

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African Spurred Tortoise

We came to the ranch November of 2021. Our favorite snacks are strawberries and watermelon. 

(Crush & Squirt)

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Kevin

I was rescued out of a field during a fire call. Geneva took me in and cared for me like I was her own. I enjoy meeting the new animals here at the ranch as well as playing with my best friend Irwin.

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Lilly

I am  King Charles. I was named after Lilly Muster from the TV show The Musters. I was born in Texas, but grew up in California.  I am for sure the Princess of the ranch.  I love my walks, to find bugs and frogs, and to nap anywhere I want.  Geneva is my big sister and we have grown up together since I was a baby.  She's my favorite here.

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Geneva

I am a Saint Bernard. I was the very first animal here at Blue Hills Ranch.  I grew up in California before moving to Texas.  I am a city girl coming to the country.  I am the mom to all the animals that live in and around the house.  

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Georgia & Dixie

We are the newest puppies to the mix at the ranch.  We play with everyone and loveeee treats.  We are going to be about 150 lbs each.

Scimitar oryx

In 2000 we were considered extinct by the IUCN.  We once roamed North Africa.  Blue Hills Is trying to help with the repopulation of Oryx into the wild.