All people, all animals, all life…
Deborah Derr, D.C., Founder (Primary Office in Livingston, Montana)
Graduate from California Lutheran University in 1989, Graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West with Doctrine of Chiropractic in 1996. I walk the path of a Shaman, Reiki Master and Energy worker incorporating my gifts to helping all life. Consisting of humans and all animals, I owned my own practice in Southern California from 1996 to 2003, when a calling from a rescued draft horse “Knight of Dreams” (still resides at the sanctuary) changed my life”. I sold my practice, relocated to northern Arizona and founded United In Light, Inc. in 2003. In 2007 I relocated UIL and the horses to continue the dream in Livingston, Montana. United In Light is my dream, bringing draft horses out of the shadows and into the hearts of people, is my love, watching, guiding and empowering all to live life to the fullest by discovering their dreams is my passion.
(Deborah pictured with Knight of Dreams)
Tracy DiPippo Director (California)
1981 Graduated with a B.S in Criminal Justice Administration. In 1982 Received a Certification of Completion, Denver Paralegal Institute.
I have been a horse lover and rider, all my life. Dr. Deborah Derr has been a dear friend of mine since 1997. I have supported her efforts to help Draft Horses since she acquired Knight of Dreams in 2000 while she lived in Thousand Oaks, CA. I have joyfully visited UIL in both Arizona and Montana and continue to do so. I am now involved with alpacas here in California and hope to join Debbie in Montana soon with my own alpaca ranch!
I am thrilled to be a part of what UIL has become and to help it evolve into what Debbie believes it will one day become!!
(Tracy pictured with Promise)
Barbara Metzger, Director (Arizona)
I was honored and humbled to co-found Hacienda de los Milagros, Inc., a non-profit animal sanctuary, in 1995. We provided a lifetime home for almost 100 equines (horses and burros) as well as llamas, rabbits, dogs, cats and chickens. It was a blessing for me to walk with those souls, they taught me so much. I love being a part of United In Light to continue the path of respect and connectedness with all. I admire Deb so much and the work she is doing. I aspire to be more like her each day and am grateful to be a small part of some big magic.
(Barbara pictured with Moonshadow)
Karen Renbarger, Director & Volunteer Coordinator (Secondary Office in Bozeman, Montana)
What an incredible blessing and opportunity to be a Board Member of United in Light! I first visited the draft horse sanctuary in 2011 and instantly fell in love with the horses and what United in Light stands for. I have been an animal lover and advocate all my life and been in rescue for 15+ years. I am so excited to be a part of the dream to love and heal the beautiful souls who come to live and visit our sanctuary.
(Karen pictured with Molly Belle)
Jules Davis, Graphic Artist
Jules Davis, founder of Brand Bird, avid animal lover and cross country traveler is a proud supporter of United in Light! She is happy to donate her design services for a stellar cause and wildly proud of her cousin, Debbie Derr for sharing her light and making the world a better place.
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