Phyllis and Gio

POSITION: DIRECTOR AT LARGE

CANDIDATE: Phyllis Morris - or

Name : Phyllis Morris 60 years young, Education: Animal Science B.S.  Pre Med Pre Veterinary  Cal Poly SLO, Equine Endocrinology MS  Lincoln University New Zealand, Business Management AA Clackamas Community College, Computer Aided Machining and Drafting  Certificate CCC, Agricultural Appraisal AA Certificate

Work Experience: Current: Owner Operator Certified Nuts LLC (60 ac Hazelnut Farm), Director of Animal/Dog Control: Clackamas & Marion Counties, Sales, Management, Clinical Studies and Training: Merck, Bristol Myer, Proctor & Gamble, Board of Director: Farm Service Association 11 yrs., Secondary Wood Working Association 5 yrs., American Heart Assoc. 4 yrs, American Stroke Assc.4 yrs., NW APHA Club 2 yrs

Personal: Married 35 years, all children have 4 legs, Owned 2 business together.

Horses Current: One Lipizzaner (Conversano Georgeanna) bred by Rennie Squire, One paint

Horse Experience: Started riding at 9. Disciplines I have trained in:  Dressage, Western & English Pleasure, Hunter Jumper, Trail, Equitation, Drilling, Cutting/Team penning, Cattle work

What I bring to the USLF are fresh eyes, enthusiasm, strong skill sets in Management, Budgeting, Excellent Listening and Communication Skills.  I could be of help in new program promotions and learn what you need in the way of Secretary or other Management assistance.  My personality is one of curiosity, problem solving, analysis, humor and open to learning at all times.    I have a special passion for horses but especially Lipizzans.  I feel blessed to own one and to have learned of this association.  The meeting in Olympia Washington opened my eyes to new adventures in W.E. and Archery!  I see a future for Lipizzans in these events and more.  Cowboy Dressage, Hunter Jumper, Eventing, Acrobatics and Trail/Endurance.   

Regarding Lipizzan Promotion: I can see this association developing a promotional DVD/Story to educate the public through the school systems, fairs, events and clinics to introduce children and their parents to this amazing breed and how Lipizzan are still important to our society.  A story that includes the Lipizzaner current owners and what they are doing with their Lipizzaner (Archery on horseback, Working Equation, Driving, Dressage, Trail, FEI competitions, acrobatics, rescue rehabilitation, costumed events, reenactments).  Anyone could show the video at a clinic or conference and have their horse there to personalize the story.  Thank you for this opportunity, I am grateful no matter, just to be a part of this family of owners and amazing group of devoted people.

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