Anne Tipper began working with Celtic Life & Heritage Foundation in 2013 after a twenty plus year career working her way up through the ranks of The Home Depot. There she rose to the level of Regional Operations Director over a five state territory and $3 billion in sales.
The Foundation is currently run by Stafford & Sue Malone and Anne Tipper with Kieran O'Mahony as Advisor.
Kieran O'Mahony grew up in Ireland on his family farm in west Cork. He also lived in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) of west Kerry where he learned Irish language, music and dance. Kieran received his Masters in Education in Ireland, and then earned his PhD in Cognitive Neuro-science from the University of Washington in Seattle. As a Learning Scientist at the National Science Foundation’s LIFE (Learning in Informal and Formal Environments) Center, Kieran engages in design-based implementation research and is published in peer-reviewed journals. His work involves a translation of latest findings in molecular neuroscience into practices and strategies for improving learning in K-12 schools and designing personalized learning that enhances individual learners’ potential
Kieran is an accomplished Uilleann Piper, playing with his band Carrigaline (www.carrigalinecelticmusic.com.), teaches and practices Irish dance at festivals and events, and has written several books, both academically and for fun. Kieran’s book Ireland: Going Back can be found on Apple iTunes iPad edition (co-written with his mother, Bridget). Kieran lives in Seattle, WA with his family.
Concurrently, Anne owns and operations AT Development & Solutions, along with Tangible Tools, where she helps women succeed in the workplace whether coaching and consulting entrepreneurs and executive women or working with corporations presenting keynotes, seminars, and workshops. Anne is the author of Moving Up: Action Steps for Career Success and a recording artist with her piano instrumental Desert Rain. She is also the President of the National Association of Professional Women Tacoma, WA chapter. Anne resides in the greater Seattle area.
Gerald Stafford Malone graduated with a BA in Business Administration with graduate work in Finance and, Business Administration. He continued his graduate work at CSUF in Anthropology with areas of concentration in Celtic Studies and Museum Science. Gerald is a Certified Financial Planner, an Enrolled Agent, and a Registered Investment Advisor.
Gerald brings over forty years of experience to the Foundation. He was the Secretary/Treasurer of MacFarlane Enterprises, ran his own tax and investment practice and was a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service.
Gerald is a founding member of the Board of Trustees and the first Treasurer for the Foundation and was the treasurer and grant writer for the Anaheim Museum, Anaheim, CA.
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Cemetery at St.Columba’s Church, Kells, County Meath
Sue Malone hails from Chincoteague Island, Virginia. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Design and went on to teach art concepts at Rancho Santa Ana Community College. She created and facilitated the Life Drawing Workshop at the Anaheim Museum through the Anaheim Art Association where she served many years as a Board Member.
Sue worked for over ten years as the Senior Exhibit Designer for the Anaheim Museum before moving to Oceanside, California where she now resides. Prior to her involvement in the visual arts, Sue was a musician having worked as the piano accompanist for the Maury Manor Music and Ballet Conservatory, the West Anaheim Baptist Church and for the community theater productions of the Anaheim Playhouse. Sue was a founding member of a barbershop quartet, The Mandeville Singers, and the director of several children's and young people's choirs.
Sue Malone has been with Celtic Life and Heritage Foundation from the very beginning, appointed as a founding member to the Board of Directors by Timothy Johnston.
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