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
Communications Manager Robert Kemnitz
Communications Coordinator Heather Dishon
Partnerships Manager Terri Lenahan-Downs
Media Relations Manager Kyle Shepherd
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
General Curator Ron Evans
Assistant Curator (Giraffe Area & The Valley) Michael Jones
Assistant Curator (Commissary & Gorilla Forest) Jill Katka
Birds Curator James McKinney
Ectotherms Curator Bill McMahan
Registrar Lisa Trusty
Operations, Finance & Personnel
Guest Services Manager John Bechtler
Guest Services Supervisors Joshua Lampton, Sydney Mills
Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Bromback
Special Events Specialist Molly O’Keefe
Zoo Facilities Manager Sean Woods
Zoo Facilities Supervisor Dan Cole
Horticulture Supervisor William Nay
Membership Manager Adam Shaft
Cashier Supervisor Paulena Proctor
System Analyst Bob Abel
HR Supervisor Michele Golden
Coordinator of Volunteers Diane Taylor
Service Systems Associates
Executive Chef Chris Elder
Retail Operations Manager Megan McMillan