I have been teaching groups from ages K-12 for seven years, both through field trip programs that visited my places of work and through classes I directed at my previous job, The Wildlife Discovery Center in Illinois before I moved to Texas. I taught after school classes on various biology and ecology topics, as well as lectures for college students on more complex biological processes and ecological topics.
Fort Worth Zoo, Terrestrial Ectotherms Keeper
2016 - Present
I care for reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, including pythons and crocodiles!
The Wildlife Discovery Center, Senior Reptile Keeper
2009 - 2016
I was a primary animal care specialist and also taught our summer camps for 4-6th grade and our after school and field trip programs for K-12.
Brookfield Zoo, Seasonal Reptile Keeper
2014 - 2014
I filled in for full time keepers and did educational presentations for the zoo's camp groups.
Serpent Safari Reptile Zoo, Associate Manager
2007 - 2013
I performed tours of the zoo, presented to field trip groups, conducted on and off site birthday parties and supervised staff.