Sweet Home mom starts at-home taxidermy business


September 6, 2023

Benny Westcott

Tyla Brooks at Brooks Taxidermy, a.k.a. her garage.

Tyla Brooks, 29, wanted to get out of the medical field, work for herself, and be more involved in her two little kids' lives rather than being gone all day.

So, naturally, she started a taxidermy business out of her garage in Sweet Home, at 1212 47th Ave.

"My husband and I are huge hunters and I'm super artistic, so it kind of just goes hand in hand," Brooks said.

Her garage shop, Brooks Taxidermy, is cluttered with animal heads, and the front room of her home is resplendent with even more large fauna, including, notably, a black bear.

Raised in Forest Grove, Brooks graduated from Forest...

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