Zoo Operations Assistant --- 1998 thru 2007
Part-time staff member - Moorpark College, Exotic Animal Training and Management Program
Accepted to EATM Program in 1995 & graduated in May 1997.
Hired at Six Flags Magic Mountain as Animal Handler at Animal Star Theater in April 1997.
April 1998 - promoted to Animal Show Lead, responsible for coordination of daily show schedule and Community Outreach Program.
November 1998 hired at America's Teaching Zoo, as Zoo Operations Assistant.
Responsible for managing weekend public hours with students & guests, normal zoo operational duties, and the hands-on training of students with the zoo's animals including a gray wolf, coyote, capuchin monkey and siamang ape.
August 2002 hired as part-time Animal Handler & Show Presenter with Wildlife Experience, Inc., an
educational outreach facility in Oak View, CA.
Other Education & Work Experience
Graduated from California State University Long Beach in May 1991 B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, with emphasis in Public Relations & Marketing.
May 1991 - hired as Show Assistant at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Television Advertising & Promotion
Promoted to Executive Assistant for division in 1993.