Sanctuary Staff

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Meet the people that take care of the chimps.

We love chimpanzees! Our job is to serve the nearly 250 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.

“I don’t have a job, I have responsibilities”  ~ Peter B.

 

 

 

 

Executive Director

Molly Polidoroff

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Executive
Director
Team member
since 2014

Administration

Todd C. Archer, CPA

Angela Schinske

Chris Scott

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Chief Financial Officer Financial
Analyst
HR
Generalist
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2015
Team member
since 2014

Development

Monica Naranjo

Mika Roberts

Abbi Larsen

Janice Presley

Andy Gray

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Manager of Volunteer and Outreach Services Digital Media Coordinator Development & Admin Assistant Development & Database Coordinator Foundation & Donor Relations Coordinator
Team member
since 2008
Team member
since 2007
Team member
since 2015
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2014

Maintenance

Mark Norton

Nate Lopresto

Carmine Auricchio

Nathan Acker

Dave Benjamin

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Director of Facilities & Project Management Maintenance
Manager
Landscaping Technician Welder Maintenance
Technician
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2009
Team member
since 2013
Team member
since 2013
Team member
since 2016

 Jon Dull

Jeffrey Thompson

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Welder Maintenance
Technician
 Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2013

Veterinary

Dr. Amber Callaway Lewis

Dr. Jocelyn Bezner

Melissa Nichols

Kelly Emmert

Shannon Stickney

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Chief Veterinarian Veterinarian Veterinary Technician Veterinary Technician Veterinary Technician
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2003
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2017

Behavior

Dr. Debra Durham

 Tracy Reyes

Whitney Mann

 Amanda Bania

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Director of Behavior & Research Welfare
Coordinator
Enrichment
Technician
 Behavioral Care Associate
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2006
Team member
since 2007
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since 2018

Kitchen

Jacque Hopper

Teresa Beck

Agave Heslop

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Kitchen Supervisor Kitchen Lead Night Supervisor
Team member
since 2015
 Team member
since 2011
Team member
since 2014

Chimp Care

Dr. Andrew R. Halloran

Sarah Poirier

Heather Graybush

Larry Robinson

Jen Trexler

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Director of Chimpanzee Care Services Chimpanzee Care Manager Scheduling Coordinator / Care Technician II Safety Officer / Care Technician II Chief Historian
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2005
Team member
since 2005
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2006

Glenna Bolton

Skye Conners

Brooke Hans

Deanna Jenkins

Kelsey Alvira

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Care Technician III Care Technician III Care Technician III Care Technician III Care Technician II
Team member
since 2010
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2012
Team member
since 2017

Bulmaro Barajas

Torrie Gagne

Ailen Garcia

Lauren Liebl

Tedi Mann

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 Care Technician II  Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II
 Team member
since 2011
Team member
since 2007
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2011

Crystal Moller

Ashley Morse

Gregory Perez

Angela Perry

Ashley Pickett

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  Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II
Team member
since 2011
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since 2014
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since 2014
Team member
since 2013

Elizabeth Podulka

Amanda Reyes

Leigh Rickey

Erin Schebell

Maddelein Serra

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Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II Care Technician II  Care Technician II
 Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2016
Team member
since 2017
 Team member
since 2015
Team member
since 2016

Raigen Sumrall

Mike Bermudez

Brandon Chadwick

Sarah Dempsey

Allison Farley

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Care Technician II Care Technician I  Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I
Team member
since 2018
Team member
since 2014
Team member
since 2017
Team member
since 2017

Jen Harris

Jenny Hudson

Stephnie Jenkins

Teri Mann

Susan Richardson

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Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I Care Technician I
Team member
since 2017
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since 2017
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since 2017
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since 2014

Dana Vloch

Ayla Wilson

Care Technician I Care Technician I
Team member
since 2018
 Team member
since 2018