2013 Diane Taylor Spirit Award for Outstanding Adult Volunteer

Michael S. Mathis was this year’s recipient of the Diane Taylor Spirit Award. The award is named after Coordinator of Volunteers Diane Taylor, and recognizes an adult volunteer who exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism through service and dedication. Michael volunteers every Sunday in Gorilla Forest taking on a variety of tasks. He has a genuine interest in the animals and how we manage them. According to Gorilla Forest staff, Michael will use his own money to bring in enrichment items for the gorillas.