July 8, 2019 -- Tiffany Stageman is a professional equestrian and is currently
pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Life Science through Logan’s online degree
native of St. Louis, Tiffany moved to California in January 2018. When the
Woolsey and Hill fires broke out in Southern California last fall, Tiffany
jumped at the chance to help her community. With her coworkers at Elvenstar
Farm in Moorpark, California, she got to work evacuating endangered horses.
fires started the afternoon of November 8,” she recalled. “I had just returned
from a six-week-long work trip two days prior, so I was exhausted, but the
adrenaline kicked in. My coworkers and I worked throughout the night of the 8th
and into the 9th and 10th. We spent about 40 straight hours hauling horses from
burn areas to safety.
evacuating, we had to work diligently and swiftly, so there wasn’t a lot of
time to take in the surroundings,” she said. “Our adrenaline was pumping to get
horses on trailers and to safety.”
and her co-workers saved about 75 horses. While the rescued horses were housed
at Elvenstar Farm, she and her staff fed them and cleaned their stalls. Some
horses stayed at the facility for a few weeks because their original facilities
were destroyed, but today, all of the horses are back with their owners.
passion for horses is the reason she is studying at Logan. “Eventually, I want
to get more in depth with chiropractic, particularly with equines, as that is
what I work with daily,” she said. “Chiropractic care does wonders for both
humans and equines, and someday I hope to be able to educate others on that as