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Meet The Blue Hills Ranch Team

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.

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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Tevan joined the blue hills ranch in march of 2023. he has worked at multiple locations in the exotic field over the years. he specializes in hoof stock animals and it has giving him the opportunity to travel the country in the field that he loves. when he is not working you can find him playing guitar, anywhere outside, horseback, on his motorcycle or two stepping at a local honky tonk.

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Michael joined the Blue Hills Ranch team in March 2023. He moved to Waco in 2022 and has always dreamed of working with exotic animals. He loves hanging out with one of our giraffes, Blue, out in the pasture. Michael is passionate about serving people and caring for animals, so this is his dream job. Outside of work, he enjoys staying active and being outdoors. 

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Lillie joined the Blue Hills Ranch in February of 2023. She has been all over Texas and New Mexico working as a horseback trail guide as well as a large animal veterinary technician. At Blue Hills Ranch she loves being able to meet people from all over and help them experience a memorable time with all of the animals. During her free time, you can find her back home helping her dad at their family ranch or out on the roads traveling the mountain states. 

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Riley is a junior and she is part of the local FFA where she partakes in several LDEs and CDEs. She enjoys running track and going to the lake in her free time.

Meet The Blue Hills Ranch
Volunteer Team

Mark Thomas

Mark lives in Southern California and is a very special volunteer at Blue Hills Ranch.  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!"

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 Ranch 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."

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please submit an application.

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