The Miniature Goat Registry

Board of Directors

MaryLisa Cornell - Director


MaryLisa started breeding Mini Nubians in 2006. She is the owner of Irm's Girls Mini Nubians in El Dorado, CA, and produces goat cheese and soap at Jollity Farm in Garden Valley CA.


She attended her first Mini Show in 2012, and in 2013 hosted a 4H Specialty mini show. Then in 2014 she was the show Chair for the Motherlode Mini Milkers Show in Placerville and Show Secretary for the Family Goat Show in Gridley. 

MaryLisa is the project leader for the Mini Dairy Goat project in El Dorado County. She is the Education Chair of the Gold Country Dairy Goat Association. MaryLisa has won blue ribbons for both her goat milk cheese and her goat milk soap in the El Dorado County Fair, both made from the milk from her Mini Nubians.

Paula Terrell - President, Show Chairman, Conformation Clinic


She got her first goats in 1968 because she really liked goats.  By 1972 she had purebred toggenburgs and by 1974 was showing Togg and LaMancha dairy goats in CA and later Oregon, where she had a dairy and milked about 80 animals (by hand) for 15 years. 

She has raised Miniature LaManchas since 2003 and her Creamcup herd is one of the largest Miniature LaMancha herds in the US.  She was the first Life Member of TMGR.

Amy Fesnock Parker - Director, TMGR Registrar, Office Manager
Amy purchased her first goats in 2012, after finding out that her son was allergic to cow milk but able to drink goat milk.  Amy quickly learned that goats are like potato chips and you can’t just stop at one, and her herd of 3 mini Nubians has grown to a herd of more than 40 Stitch-In-Thyme goats in 5 breeds – mini Nubian, mini LaMancha, mini Oberhasli, Nigerian Dwarf, and Nubians (to make new lines of mini Nubians).


Norm Geiser - Director, Vice President, Milk Program Chair

The Geisers own the Desertwinds herd of Miniature LaMancha and Nigerian dairy goats.  Norm and Donna have been doing Minis since 1997.  Desertwinds was one of the first herd names to be recognized as instrumental in the development of the Mini Manchas. 


Although the Geisers also bred Mini Obies at one time, they downsized their breeding program to concentrate on the Mini Manchas.  They have travelled to shows and held their own mini shows over the years. 


They are part of the founding breeders of TMGR and both have held the office of president.   Although they say they are getting “older”, they will always have those “little eared goats” on their’s what keeps them young.

Sarah Keiser - Director, Secretary
Penngrove, CA

Sarah has been breeding mini-nubians and mini-lamanchas since 2014.  She has since decided to focus solely on mini-lamanchas.  She and her family run a small farm, Wild Oat Hollow in Penngrove, CA.  


Sarah raises mini-manchas, fiber sheep and chickens, although her goats are the true farm favorite.


Virginia Johnson-Gruver - Director, TMGR Judge
Pocahontas, AR

Virginia is a long time Nigerian Dwarf and Miniature LaMancha breeder and judge.


Tiffany Hunter - Member Representative
Bennett, CO

Tiffany is the owner of Bad Alibi Dairy Goats in Bennett, CO.  We are happy to have her as your Member Representative..

Member Representatives

Member Reps are your liason to the TMGR Board of Directors.  You may contact them with any concerns, requests, or ideas you feel could make TMGR a better registry.

We are currently accepting applications for Member Representatives.  If you are interested in helping TMGR be the best Registry it can be, please help by joining us.  Application can be made by contacting Amy Parker at the TMGR office.