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

General Manager: Joy Courson

Assistant Director: Julia Matson Wagner


Human Resources & Accounting

Bookkeeper: Harley Wilbourn


Education and Guest Relations

Education Coordinator: Michelle McKay

Guest Relations Coordinator: Sierra Maya

Guest Relations Associate: Jordyn Woods

Donor Services

Donor & Membership Coordinator: Lacey Boothe


Communications & IT Coordinator:  Kathy Patterson

Communications Associate: Chelsea Eckert


Animal Husbandry

Veterinary Technician: Alanna Cuenin-Meno

Lead Animal Keeper: Alexa Swenson

Animal Keeper: Ashley Watts

Animal Keeper: Briana Halliwell

Animal Keeper: Rebecca Simpson

Assistant Animal Keeper: Nick Shingler

Food Procurement: Joshua Spencer



Maintenance Coordinator: Susan Lockhart

Grounds Maintenance: Cyndi Brown

Grounds Maintenance/IT/Special Ops: Jeremy Gillow


Tour Guides & Lifetime Adopter Docents

Kim Pyne

Frank Pyne

Jake Rudulph

Kevin Robinson

Kim Barker

Sean Haley

Diana Saluga

Gina Tkach

Kim Epting

Michelle McKay

Heather Davidson

Terri Lamm

Jordan McNeill

Derek Saluga

Samantha Shetler

Kathy Patterson