Leadership Council



The Network for Nature leadership council exists to develop concepts for the Network’s events and programs. Leadership council members also work to build connections with young philanthropists in the Pacific Northwest and engage the community in support of Woodland Park Zoo’s conservation programs.

Are you interested in getting involved with the Network’s leadership council? We are accepting applications for new council members!




Meet the Leadership Council


Kevin Trella - Co-Chair
Synchronoss Technologies

“I have always felt connected to animals and conservation efforts to protect and maintain natural habitats. Being able to produce next level efforts in this fight has deepened my resolve to help support the zoo.”

Alex Ratner - Immediate Past Co-Chair
Moss Adams

“Woodland Park Zoo is a place where wonder lies around every corner. The excitement you get from connecting to animals can be seen on the faces of kids and adults alike. This type of connection is what drives people to change their behavior - to be more mindful of the environment and to be more driven towards conservation.”

Cady Moris - Conservation
Holland America Group

“I support Woodland Park Zoo because of the zoo's commitment to global wildlife conservation. I am extremely proud that my hometown zoo is taking meaningful action to address widespread species extinction though their educational programs and participation in Species Survival Plans with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.”

Carrie Ratner - Events
Thomas Fragnoli Construction

“Woodland Park Zoo is an amazing place that brings wonder and enjoyment to people of all ages. I have seen, from my kids to my grandparents, the pure joy that the zoo brings to people. What better way to foster a symbiotic relationship between animals and humans living on earth?”

Kara Trella - Marketing
San Jose State University

“Zoos are a place to educate the community on conservation efforts and be pulled into the present moment where you can truly feel in awe of this diverse planet and our place within it. As an animal lover, I support Woodland Park Zoo’s commitment to their mission inspiring people to learn, care, and act.”

Elizabeth Wilson – Marketing
Sammamish Rowing Association

“All my life I have loved nature and being outdoors. When I was 8-years old, I visited Montana and began to learn the importance of protecting Grizzly bear habitats. Fifteen years later, I now want to play my part in preserving and protecting our natural ecosystems, precious resources, and stunning wildlife.”

Lauren Wyckoff – Fundraising

“My support for Network for Nature, and the Woodland Park Zoo, is based on my love for the environment, as well a dedication to educating and inspiring younger generations to be stewards of our environment. I think our future depends on people of my age, and younger, investing in conservation efforts, and I'm excited to be part of a leadership group focused on this issue.”

Victoria Liao

“I love that the Woodland Park Zoo has done an excellent job in advocacy and education. It's a great place to start a social movement for conservation by changing people’s thinking about their individual roles in saving wildlife and their habitats.”

The zoo will close early at 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26, 2020.