It takes a team to run the Conservators Center. Many of our staff members are students or have other careers, meaning they can only work at the Center for a few hours a week. As we grow, we are excited to add members to our team to support the needs of the animals and to further the mission of the Conservators Center.

If you would like to schedule a visit to our facility, or if you have questions about a tour or an event, please visit our reservation system.


Executive Team

Co-Founder/CEO: Doug Evans

Co-Founder/Executive Director: Mindy Stinner

Administrator: Joy Courson

Administrator: Julia Matson Wagner


Human Resources & Accounting

Accounting Coordinator: Joy Courson

Bookkeeper: Harley Wilbourn


Education and Guest Relations

Education Coordinator: Michelle McKay

Guest Relations Associate: Rachel Cantlay

Guest Relations Associate: Samantha Shetler

Guest Relations Associate: Kori Johnson

Guest Relations Associate: Sierra Maya

Guest Relations Associate: Lacey Boothe



Communications & IT Coordinator:  Kathy Patterson

Communications: Chelsea Eckert


Animal Husbandry

Veterinary Technician:   Brenton Tucker

Lead Animal Keeper: Alexa Swenson

Animal Keeper: Ashley Watts

Animal Keeper: Briana Halliwell

Meat Run: Nick Shingler

Meat Run: Joshua Spencer



Construction Coordinator: Tommy Allegretti

Maintenance Coordinator: Susan Lockhart

Grounds Maintenance: Cyndi Brown

Grounds Maintenance/IT/Special Ops: Jeremy Gillow


Tour Guides & Lifetime Adopter Docents

Michelle McKay

Megan McGrath

Cassie Gerolimatos

Kim Pyne

Frank Pyne

Jake Rudulph

Kevin Robinson

Jeff Walden

Kim Barker

Sean Haley

Diana Saluga

Gina Tkach

Kim Epting

Heather Davidson