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.
Mrs. Hekking is the Archives Manager.
Mr. Apodaca joined the NBPM in 2014 as Giftshop Manager. He brings years of retail management experience to the team and looks to grow and maintain our giftshop's potential.
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