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AMZAP NETWORK- WEST

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington

 

Our AMZAP Professional members are listed below. Click on the highlighted green names to view a member's biography, photo, and LinkedIn page, if included. Head back to the Network page to see members from other states.

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Alaska
Facility
Job Title
Name
Ethnicity
Alaska SeaLife Center
President and CEO
Tara Riemer
White
Arizona
Facility
Job Title
Name
Ethnicity
OdySea Aquarium
Education Manager
Hassan Bayyan
Black
OdySea Aquarium at Arizona Boardwalk
Director of Human Resources
TJ Lowery
Black
Odysea Aquarium
Director of Animal Care & Conservation
Dave Peranteau
White
Phoenix Zoo
Senior Vice President of Conservation and Education
Ruth Allard
White
Phoenix Zoo
Animal Curator
Drew Foster
Caucasian
Phoenix Zoo
Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership Training
William Hart
White
Phoenix Zoo
Director of Education
Gabby Hebert
White
Phoenix Zoo
Digital Communications Specialist
McKenna Nischke
White
Phoenix Zoo
Conservation Technician II
Reena Patrose
Indian
Phoenix Zoo
Director of Events and Group Sales
Christopher Ramos
Mexican American
Phoenix Zoo
Associate Veterinarian
Margarita Woc-Colburn
Latina
California
Facility
Job Title
Name
Ethnicity
America's Teaching Zoo
Instructor, Exotic Animal Training & Management
Gary Mui
Chinese American
America's Teaching Zoo
Registered Veterinary Technician
Lauren Nickerson
African American
America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College
Zoo Development Coordinator
Mara Rodriguez
Mexican American
Aquarium of the Pacific
Director of Learning and Public Engagement
Emily Yam
Asian
Birch Aquarium
Chief Operating Officer
Charles Hopper
Black
California Academy of Sciences / Steinhart Aquarium
Dive Operations Manager & Diving Safety Officer
Mauritius Bell
Black
California Academy of Sciences / Steinhart Aquarium
Senior Biologist
Steven Yong
Chinese
California Science Center
Aquarist
Albert Chang
Hmong (Asian American)
Charles Paddock Zoo
Lead Animal Keeper and RVT
Flavia Parotti
Brazilian
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Conservation Interpretation Assistant Manager
Karen Castro
Mexican
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Conservation Interpreter Presenter
Mayra Chavez
Hispanic
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Lead Animal Keeper (Birds)
Ronnie Kerestus
White
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Chief Conservation Education Officer
Dean Watanabe
Japanese / White
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Zookeeper
Bryan Jeung
Biracial (Chinese/ White)
Happy Hollow Zoo
Senior Zoo Keeper
Nathan Andrews
Multiracial (Black/ Japanese/ White)
Los Angeles Zoo
Animal Keeper, Birds
Kimberly Garcia
Hispanic
Los Angeles Zoo
Curator of Equity Initiatives
Rachel Helfing
Biracial (African American/ Jewish)
Los Angeles Zoo
Curator of Education
Rosalio Rubio, Jr.
Mexican-American (Chicano)
Los Angeles Zoo
Chief Executive Officer
Denise Verret
African American
Los Angeles Zoo
Animal Keeper, Research Department
Jill Werner
Caucasian
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Internship Program Manager
Edward Allen
Black
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Chief Human Resources Officer
Teresa Merry
Black
Oakland Zoo
Animal Keeper
Eunice Hui
Chinese
Oakland Zoo
Zookeeper, Elephants
Janette Krulick
White
Oakland Zoo
Marketing Associate
Isabella Linares
Puerto Rican
Oakland Zoo
Education Program Manager (Curriculum Development)
Ashley Terry
Multiracial (African American, European American, Native American)
SEA LIFE California
Aquarist
Mark Yun
Korean
Sacramento Zoo
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Churchill
African American
Sacramento Zoo
Animal Keeper
Jennifer Halbert
Biracial (Irish/ Japanese)
Sacramento Zoo
Director of Animal Care
Matt McKim
White
Sacramento Zoo
Animal Keeper, Primates & Carnivores
Anela Medeiros
Biracial (Native Hawaiian/ White)
Safari West
Lead Primate Keeper
Camille Walters
Filipino
San Diego Zoo
Education Manager
Sarah Barnard
White
San Diego Zoo
Director of Wildlife Care
Misha Body
Chinese/ White
San Diego Zoo
Research Coordinator
Victoria Dunch
Mexican- American
San Diego Zoo
Senior Wildlife Care Specialist
Alex Duran
Mexican
San Diego Zoo
Wildlife Care Associate- Behavior Dept.
Max Hammond
Latino
San Diego Zoo
Educator Guide
Marcel Lammey
Black
San Diego Zoo
Population Biologist
Asako Navarro
Japanese
San Diego Zoo
Wildlife Care Specialist & Ambassador
Marco Polo Preciado Wendt
Latinx / Chicano
San Diego Zoo
Lead Wildlife Specialist- Elephant Odyssey
Thomas Reid
African American
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Keeper/Wildlife Care Specialist
Arianna Avila
Hispanic
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Veterinarian (Resident)
Geoffrey (Rob) Browning
Korean
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Wildlife Care Specialist
Chelsea Davis
Black
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Wildlife Care Specialist
Zach Martin
African American
San Francisco Zoo & Gardens
Assistant Curator ARC
Raquel Rojas
Biracial (Bolivian/White)
Santa Barbara Zoo
Animal Keeper
Maureen Morlock
Biracial (Mexican/ White)
SeaWorld San Diego
Pathology Technician
Ariel Carter
Biracial (Black/ White)
SeaWorld San Diego
Animal Trainer
Arrion Williams
Black
Colorado
Facility
Job Title
Name
Ethnicity
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Certified Veterinary Technician
Brenda Cordova
Hispanic
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Animal Keeper, Commissary Relief and Rover
Maria Gomez
Latinx and Native American
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Outreach Supervisor
Dawn Moon
Caucasian
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Community Programs Supervisor
Brittinie Ontiveros
Hispanic and Native American
Denver Zoo
Security Coordinator
Manny Alvarez
Hispanic
Denver Zoo
Curator of Birds
John Azua
Hispanic
Denver Zoo
Animal Keeper, Avian Propagation
Michael Gallegos
Hispanic
Denver Zoo
Bilingual Education Specialist
James Garcia
Hispanic
Denver Zoo
Bird Keeper
Claymon Mitchell
Biracial
Denver Zoo
Animal Keeper, Birds
Anton Morrison
Biracial (Black/ White)
Facility
Job Title
Name
Ethnicity
Honolulu Zoo
Animal Keeper 1- Birds
Veronica Schmidt
Colombian- American
Job Title
Facility
Name
Ethnicity
Education Specialist and Outreach Coordinator
ZooMontana
Fernanda Mora
Latinx
Facility
Job Title
Name
Ethnicity
Oregon Zoo
Head Veterinarian
Carlos Sanchez
Mexican
Facility
Job Title
Name
Ethnicity
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Digital Marketing Specialist
Mika Miller
Biracial (Japanese/ White)
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Corporate Partnerships Account Manager
Jarreau Smith
Black
Tracy Aviary & Botanical Gardens
Conservation Outreach Biologist
Frances Ngo
Biracial (Mexican/ Chinese)
Facility
Job Title
Name
Ethnicity
Cougar Mountain Zoo
Zookeeper, Marketing and Education Specialist
Jordan Veasley
Black
Seattle Aquarium
Community Partner Program Coordinator and DEI Council Co-Chair
Jasmine Williams
Black
Woodland Park Zoo
Animal Keeper
Rosalyn Bass-Fournier
African American
Woodland Park Zoo
Empathy Collaborative Coordinator
Ariana Dorshkind
Costa Rican-American
Woodland Park Zoo
Director of Empathy Initiatives
Ivel Gontan
Latina/ Cuban American
Woodland Park Zoo
Animal Keeper
Allison Kennedy
White
Woodland Park Zoo
Evaluation Specialist
Anna Rebecca Lopez
Biracial (Latina/ Indigenous Maya)
Woodland Park Zoo
Veterinary Technician
Leah Miyamoto
Biracial (Japanese/ Caucasian)
Woodland Park Zoo
Empathy Collaborative Specialist
Melia Paguirigan
Biracial (Fillipinx/White)
Woodland Park Zoo
Curator
Martin Ramirez
Hispanic
Woodland Park Zoo
Animal Keeper
Carolyn Sellar
Asian