Egon, Terri, and Zephyr Oyarzłn,
Egon was born and raised in rural Southern Chile where he
helped his father earn a living by breaking oxen to pull carts. He
has experience with livestock in a variety of international
settings, and came to the U.S. to continue this work. Terri has kept
livestock in Northern California both for pleasure and competition
her entire life. After graduating with a Masters degree from San
Francisco State University, her fuzzy family continued to grow, and
Terri & Egon's personal relationship developed over their common
love of all animals and the rest is history! Their 13-year-old son
Zephyr is an active participant in all aspects of the business, and
certainly the day-to-day care of the livestock. His passion for
animals has carried over to his sport of choice, team penning.
Domingo Fuentes Escobar, Foreman
Domingo was born to a cattle ranching family in Chile. He has
been a part of the Goats R Us family since 2000. His primary role is
to watch out for the needs of our shepherds, as well as the goats
and other animals on the ranch. He has extensive experience training
working dogs, and is responsible for teaching the Goats R Us puppies
the skills they will need to become indispensable partners to their
Our shepherds are recruited from South America, having been
referred for their outstanding ability to work with livestock. While
there is a long list of qualified applicants, the shepherds hired by
Goats R Us are exceptional not only in their animal husbandry
skills, but also in their ability to work effectively with the public. They each take great pride
in their herd, dog, and work performance. Their skill and hard work
are the backbone of the Goats R Us operation.
Maria E. Morales, M.S.,
Principal, Safe Solutions Group
Born in San Francisco, Maria Morales is a fire ecologist with a M.S.
in Wildland Resource Science, a B.S. in Genetics and a minor in Forestry,
all from UC Berkeley. Maria has written vegetation management for land owners
of various sizes. As an ecologist her work walks the delicate balance
between the needs of the landowner and the creatures that inhabit the region.
She works with her husband, Tony, and is a mother of 3 children. Both Mom and
Dad can do a credible impression of working border collies when their 3 kids
are out and about. Safe Solutions Group is an environmental
consulting company offering services in vegetation management planning, document
editing and product marketing.