Our Staff

Our Staff

With so many animals, programs and events, there's a lot to do. These are some of the people who make it all possible.

Administration Staff

  • Bob ChastainPresident & CEO
  • Tracey GazibaraVice President
  • Mary GorkowskiExecutive Assistant
  • Lara BredbergAdministrative Assistant
  • Kathy FrenchDirector of Finance & Human Resources
  • Dr. Della GarelleDirector of Conservation
  • Tracy ThessingDirector of Animal Collections
  • Dr. Liza DadoneHead Veterinarian
  • Dr. Eric KlaphakeStaff Veterinarian
  • Randy BarkerRegistrar
  • DeeAnn WilfongHospital Manager
  • Dina BredahlAnimal Care Manager
  • Jason BredahlAnimal Care Manager
  • Roxanna BreitiganAnimal Care Manager
  • Frank HaasZoo Landscape Architect and Horticulture Curator
  • Jim VanderkolkFacility Support Manager
  • Elizabeth St.OngeBookkeeper
  • Melanie SorensenDirector of Education
  • Jenny HillardMarketing Director
  • Erica MeyerPublic Relation Manager
  • Jackie ButterfieldSpecial Events Manager
  • Jane MajeskeGuest Services Manager
  • Valerie MalteseMembership & Annual Gifts Manager
  • Susan LindquistMember & Donor Records Coordinator
  • Miriam PiperInformation Technology Manager
  • Jenny KerchnerWebmaster
  • Emily ThackerEducation Administrative Assistant and Special Event Volunteer Coordinator
  • Lauren PhillippiZoomobile Specialist
  • Early Childhood Advisor
  • Stacey BusheyCommunity Programs Supervisor