It is such a rare opportunity to work with wildlife, especially the animals that are indigenous to the mountains in which I’ve grown up. I really enjoy the staff at the zoo as well. Being an Animal Keeper is lot of physical work but the team attitude and camaraderie among us makes for a good day at work.
My favorite thing about working at the zoo is that I absolutely love seeing all the kids eyes light up with a sense of wonder for the animals. When I bring out an animal for a presentation, the reaction among kids and adults is great to see and hear. I enjoy when the patrons ask questions and I respond as best as I can with what knowledge I have obtained.
I love, love, love the wolves. It’s hard to pick my favorite as they are all important to the pack and have their own role to play. I love all the animals here for their own unique attributes, but since I was a little boy, I have had a fascination with wolves and the mystique surrounding them.
In my free time, I have a musical group called Subwolf and I DJ under the name dubwolf. Family, friends, animals and music are everything to me.