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Support Staff Bios

Camp Staff

Britt - DDC Lead 

Hi! I am Britt and I'm so excited to be back for my tenth summer as a Little Cheese! I'm a native Seattle girl and spent lots of time exploring the zoo when I was camper-sized. As a grown-up, I graduated from UW and now I'm on faculty at Seattle Children's Theatre! I teach at lots of schools, but love spending my summer vacation at the zoo. When you see me, ask me why I think the slow loris is the coolest animal on the planet!

Zoo Adventure Staff

Tabby - Instructor

Hi all! I’m very excited to be returning to WPZ this summer. I graduated last year from Gonzaga with a degree in English Writing and French. This past year I worked at Walt Disney World, interning with their education team at Animal Kingdom. If I’m not having a blast teaching kids you’ll find me hiking and exploring the outdoors. Can’t wait to meet all of you, and see what the summer holds!

Camp Staff

Natalie - Registrar

Hello friends! My name is Natalie and I love learning about animals and how they live. I’ve traveled to many parts of the world and have seen snow leopards in Siberia, Komodo dragons in Indonesia, and arctic foxes in Alaska. And what’s really cool is that you can see and learn about all of these animals and more here at Woodland Park Zoo! This is my first summer at the zoo and I am super excited to spend it sharing experiences with you!

Camp Staff

Renee - Program Coordinator

Hi! My name is Renee and I can’t wait to show you around the zoo! I love visiting all the animals and discovering something new every day. On the weekends I spend as much time outside as I can rock climbing, hiking and canoeing with my family and friends. I’m excited to bring my experience from teaching preschool and being an interpretive ranger with National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service to the zoo. See you this summer! 

Camp Staff

Jessie - Camp Supervisor

“Aoooooo!” Greetings, campers and families! My name is Jessie, or “Alpha Dog” here at camp and I cannot wait to jump into summer camp with you! When I’m not playing and learning at the zoo, you’ll find me geocaching, doing yoga, beachcombing or writing. My favorite animal changes every day – I can’t choose just one! – but turkey vultures have a special place in my heart. See you soon, friends!

Camp Staff

Kathie - Kinder Camp Lead/Registrar

Hi there campers! My name is Kathie and I have been working with zoo camp for 9 years! I fell in love with animals while at Humboldt State University getting a degree in Anthropology. Every day my favorite animal changes and I love to learn new cool facts about the world around us because nature sure is neat! Everyday should be an adventure and I look forward to sharing a new adventure with all of you!

Camp Staff

Margaret - Assoc. Director of Education

My name is Margaret and I am “The Big Cheese!” That means I am in charge of all of the zoo's camps. I have been a supervisor at WPZ for over 20 years and have been in charge of the day camps since 2002. I love working with camps and creating fun, engaging opportunities for kids. When I am not in camp, I love to get out on grounds to see all our amazing animals (especially the bats and red pandas) - even after 20 years I still learn new things every day! I cannot wait to see all my returning friends this summer and to meet many new friends at camp!

Camp Staff

Roxanne - Assistant

Hi, I’m Roxanne! When I was a kid, I attended Zooper Zoo U every summer until 2010, when I began volunteering as a CIT. This will be my first summer as staff and I couldn’t be more excited! WPZ has always been like a second home to me, as I love being around animals and advocating for conservation. In the fall I will begin my degree in Zoology at WSU. I look forward to giving the campers the same magical experiences I had when I was a camper!

Camp Staff

Shayna - Registrar

Hello! My name is Shayna and I recently moved from sunny Las Vegas to Seattle. I currently work in the office as a Registration Specialist and this will be my first summer at Woodland Park Zoo. I have worked in camp programs and outdoor education for nine years and I am very excited to share my passion for animals and conservation within our camp programs. I am looking forward to a fun-filled summer! See you at the zoo!

 

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