Staff

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Zoo Administration:  502-459-2181

DIRECTOR JOHN T. WALCZAK
Assistant Director – Operations, Finance & Personnel Stephanie Moore
Assistant Director – Conservation, Education & Collections Steve Taylor
Development
Development Director Kelly Grether
Development Coordinator Lori Hagest
Development Specialist Leslie Wilson
Marketing and Communications
Marketing and PR Director Maureen Horrigan
Communications Manager Robert Kemnitz
Communications Coordinator Heather Dishon
Partnerships Manager Terri Lenahan-Downs
Media Relations Manager Kyle Shepherd
Membership Manager Adam Shaft
Education
Education Curator Kim Allgeier
Assistant Curator of Conservation Education Matthew Lahm
Animal & Veterinary Staff
Senior Veterinarian Zoli Gyimesi, DVM
Veterinary Associate Julie Ter Beest, DVM
Hospital Supervisor Jamie Huber
Curator of Mammals and Animal Training Supervisor Jane Anne Franklin
Birds Curator Gary Michael
Ectotherms Curator Bill McMahan
Assistant Curator (Giraffe Area & The Valley) Michael Jones
Assistant Curator (Commissary & Gorilla Forest) Jill Katka
Registrar Elaine Huddleston
Operations, Finance & Personnel
Guest Experience Manager Marty Pray
Guest Services Supervisors John Bechtler and Nelson Gilmore
Guest Services Coordinator Keith Dunn
Rides & Attractions Supervisor Jonathan Nevitt
Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Bromback
Zoo Facilities Manager Sean Woods
Zoo Facilities Supervisor Dan Cole
Construction & Exhibit Graphics Coordinator Charlie Edwards
Horticulture Supervisor William Nay
Cashier Supervisor Jennifer Mike
System Analyst Nancy Davidson
HR Supervisor Michele Whiteside
Volunteer Coordinator Diane Taylor
Service Systems Associates
General Manager Dawn Nelms
Executive Chef John Bird
Retail Operations Manager Ange Carboni