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The Miniature Goat Registry

Board of Directors

Sarah Keiser - President
Penngrove, CA

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


Sarah raises Miniature LaManchas, fiber sheep and chickens, although her goats are the true farm favorite.


Norm Geiser - 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 Miniature LaManchas. 

They are part of the founding members 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.

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Amy Fesnock Parker - 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-N-Thyme goats focusing on mini Nubian and mini Oberhasli. 

MaryLisa Cornell


MaryLisa started breeding Miniature 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 Miniature Nubians.


Virginia Johnson-Gruver - TMGR Judge
Pocahontas, AR

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

Her Dream Weaver herd now resides in Pocahontas, AR.

Russ Parker - Information Technology
Ione, CA

Russ never thought he would be a farmer... and when his family first got goats, he was supportive, from a distance. But when the twin Mini Oberhasli doelings Tucootie and Patootie, joined the farm, Russ fell in love. With a background in computer programming, he has helped TMGR update our registry database and created the on-line database pedigree look up. A life long lover of cheese, he enjoys all goat milk cheeses and loves trying new varieties.

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Karen DeGuire - Director
Alamogordo, NM

Karen owns DeGuire's "Good Stuff" Family Farm in Alamagordo, NM

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

Samantha Barton


Floyd, VA

Samantha is the owner of Foggy Fork Farm LLC in Floyd, VA

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