Mrs. Tisdale is the widow of retired Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gerald Tisdale. Mr. Tisdale was the founder and first Director of the Border Patrol National Canine Facility until his retirement in El Paso, Texas in 1995.
Brenda was part of a Border Patrol family that spent twenty two years in Laredo, Texas before transferring to El Paso in 1992. While in Laredo, Brenda worked at a variety of jobs which included a pre-kinder teacher, working in sales, a writer, and in production for several radio and televisions stations. Additionally, she was the Field Executive for District 1, Paisano Girl Scout Council based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. and additionally, the Executive Director for the Laredo Board of Realtors.
When the family moved to El Paso, Brenda continued her career as Membership Development Director for the Rio Grande Girl Scout Council in El Paso, Texas. She also was the Assistant Director for Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso.
From 1996 until 2001, Brenda was the manager of the National Border Patrol Museum gift shop. When the former curator left, Brenda applied for and was selected as the Museum Administrator. Brenda continues in that capacity today and loves the museum, and the history, traditions, and people of the Border Patrol.
Gift Shop Manager
Mrs. Gallegos is the Gift Shop Manager.
Gift Shop Assistant
Ms. Kohl is the Gift Shop Assistant, with over ten years of retail experience. She was a manager for Radioshack and also worked as a district manager for a marketing firm, responsible for maintaining customer service to 48 stores in the South Houston area. Stacey also proudly served in the Army and is very happy to bring all of her experience to the Border Patrol Museum Gift Shop.
Mrs. Hekking is the Archives Manager.
Mr. Arellano is the Archives Assistant. Alan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in translation in 2010. He joined the museum staff after volunteering as an intern for several months here. As a student, Alan participated in several local history research projects until graduating as the top History major of that year. He comes to the museum after working for the Information Technology department at El Paso Community College for almost 2 years, and brings with him his expertise in the history and technology fields.
Art Richards is the current Webmaster for the National Border Patrol Museum. He attended the University of Texas, Austin for a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science. Bringing over 10 years of web technology expertise to the team, Art has developed sites for organizations such as the Texas Transportation Institute, under contract from TxDoT, the United States Geological Survey Texas, and his own web development outfit, TxDev.net . He is also involved in the following projects: Reputation Management and Reporting service, SunriseLocal.com; Video Game Enthusiast site GameHandle.net, and Local El Paso Makerspace H3Laboratories.com