I have been working at the zoo since 2004. I love working here because it is very fulfilling to see the animals that we are able to help and return them to where they belong; in the wild. If they are not able to go back into the forest, I am glad we can provide them a good home with a lot of love. My favorite animals at the zoo are the raccoons. They have such wonderful personalities, are very smart and mischievous. They are always looking for adventure. I hope to continue to learn and grow within the field of animal rehabilitation. I can’t wait to witness the birth of the new and improved Big Bear Alpine Zoo and all of the great things it will offer.