Sanctuary Staff

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Meet the people who take care of the chimps.

We love chimpanzees! Our job is to serve the 12 large family groups of chimpanzees in our care. It is our honor to provide our beloved residents with an enriched life so that they may have the dignified and peaceful retirement they deserve.  Not only is it our responsibility, it’s our passion, and truly a privilege.

Development


Luis Gomez

IT Support / Web Developer
Team Member Since 2020
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Janice Presley

Development & Database Coordinator
Team Member Since 2017

Mika Roberts

Digital Media Coordinator
Team Member Since 2007

Facilities


Mark Yohannan

Facilities & Project Manager
Team Member Since 2020

Nate Lopresto

Maintenance Manager
Team Member Since 2009

Dave Benjamin

Maintenance Welding Technician
Team Member Since 2016

Christopher VanMetre

Maintenance Technician
Team Member Since 2020

Daniel Martelle

Maintenance Technician
Team Member Since 2019

Dakota Stacy

Maintenance Technician
Team Member Since 2020

John McCall

Maintenance Technician
Team Member Since 2020

Jossy Villalona

Welding Maintenance Technician
Team Member Since 2020

Joshua Henderson

Kitchen Assistant
Team Member Since 2020

Veterinary


Dr. Valerie Kirk

Director of Veterinary Services
Team Member Since 2019

Dr. Kelsey McClure

Associate Veterinarian
Team Member Since 2019

Rachel Fendrich

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 2019

Susan Hinklein

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 2019

Stephnie Jenkins

Pharmacy Assistant
Team Member Since 2017

 

Chimp Care


Dr. Andrew Halloran

Director of Chimpanzee Behavior & Care
Team Member Since 2016

Sarah Poirier

Chimpanzee Care Manager
Team Member Since 2005

Heather Graybush

Scheduling Coordinator / Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2005

Larry Robinson

Safety Officer / Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2014

Ashley Cooley

Curator of Section I
Team Member Since 2016

Leigh Rickey

Curator of Section II
Team Member Since 2017

Deanna Jenkins

Curator of Section III
Team Member Since 2012

Skye Conners

Curator of Section IV
Team Member Since 2014

Torrie Gagne

Curator of Section V
Team Member Since 2007

Kelsey Alvira

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2017

Bulmaro Barajas

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2011

Jamie Dowling

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2019

Krista Case

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2018

Ailen Garcia

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2017

Sierra Gipson

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2019

Reva Halprin

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2018

Brooke Hans

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2014

Jen Harris

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2017

Jenny Hudson

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2017

Tedi Smith

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2011

Teri Mann

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2017

Crystal Moller

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2011

Ivana Nemcik

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2018

Amanda Reyes

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2016

Jestine Sall

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2018

Erin Schebell

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2015

Rebecca St. George

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2018

Zeya Wagner

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2019

Teresa Richardson

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2018

Jamie Williams

Care Technician II
Team Member Since 2020

Ashly Cass

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2020

Clarisa DiCarlo

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2020

Samantha Dom

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2019

Tessa Durso

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2019

Julia Errington

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2020

Suzy Johnston

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2019

Oliver Jones

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2020

Sara Olds

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2019

Christine Ponticelli

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2019

Susan Richardson

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2014

Nicole Rivera

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2019

Alyssa Taylor

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2019

Seton Trost

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2019

Fred Wagner

Care Technician I
Team Member Since 2018

Matt Castro

Overnight Care Technician
Team Member Since 2019

Dana Vloch

Overnight Care Technician
Team Member Since 2018