Camp Staff

Britt - DDC Lead Coordinator

Hi! My name is Britt and I'm so excited to be back for my ninth 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! Most of the year, I tour the country performing in lots of different shows. When you see me, ask me why I think the slow loris is the coolest animal on the planet!

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Frances - Summer Camp Lead

Hi I am Frances!  This is my first year working with camps ALL SUMMER LONG. I have helped out a week here or there since 2011.  I have been teaching environmental education for over 16 years and I have a rich history in environmental education from teaching and running programs in Ohio and Montana.  I have a degree in Environmental Science I earned in South Africa before spending a year in Thailand working in conservation and wildlife rehabilitation.  My favorite animal is the laughing hyena since its giggle makes me laugh and its breath is disgusting!  I look forward to share the 2015 summer with all of you.

Camp Staff

Jenny - Registrar

I'm a midwestern gal that moved out to the Pacific Northwest 7 years ago and I haven't looked back.  My love of the outdoors, big trees and marine life brought me out this way landing on Orcas Island where I taught environmental education for 4 years.  In the picture to your left, I'm pointing to a nudibranch, a fascinating animal found here in our waters.  Every summer at the zoo, my enthusiasm for all living things continues to grow and I can't wait for a wonderful summer of camp! 

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

Sarah - Zoo U Lead

Hi campers! My name is Sarah and I am delighted to spend my 7th summer of zoo camp with you. I have always loved the zoo. I started as a teen volunteer, and then worked as a camp instructor for 4 years, and now I work at the zoo year-round as a coordinator! I also love camping, playing board games, biking, and anything purple. Looking forward to meeting you this summer!

Camp Staff

Tammy - Adminitrative Assistant

This nana loves nature! I am Tammy and I have worked at the zoo over 14 years! When I am not at the zoo, I love working with plants or learning more about them. I am the lead coordinator for the Pt. Defiance Park Herb Garden, where I plant, maintain and promote the uses of over 50 species of plants that can benefit and enrich our lives! I also loves hiking, camping and fishing with my husband, grown children and three grandkids!


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