Our Leaders

With our mission and vision to guide them, these are the people who volunteer their time to make sure the greatness of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo continues.

2019 – 2020 Board of Directors

Hans Mueh – Chair
Tia Ferguson – Vice Chair
Vic Andrews – Treasurer
Ann Naughton – Secretary
Robert L. Chastain III, President & CEO


Ed Anderson
JL Austgen
Amy Bales
Matt Carpenter
Mike Edmonds
Peri Faricy
Stephannie Fortune
Nancy Hochman
Lynn Janeczek
Susan Johnson
Ken Keene
Carol Kleiner
Kevin Kratt
Trevor Miller
Sue Sallee
Mari Sinton-Martinez
Sue Switzer
Sally Veitch
Brenda Whitlock
Gary Winegar

Honorary Director
Katherine H. Loo

Our Staff

With so many animals, programs and events, there’s a lot to do. These are just some of the people who make it all possible.

Bob Chastain, President & CEO
Patty Mussone, Executive Assistant
Tracey Gazibara, Vice President of Philanthropy & Marketing
Kathy French, Vice President of Finance
Dr. Liza Dadone, Vice President of Mission & Programs
Ed Bedford, Vice President of Operations & HR
Jeff Halter, Vice President of Animal Care

Elizabeth St.Onge, Accountant & Chief Culture Officer
Tim Connolly, Accountant
Sarah Bailey, Human Resources
Jen Albert, Team Development & Training Manager

Kelley Parker, Director of Development
Donna Greenfield, Grants & Development Officer
Tiffani Clark, Development Officer
Emily McDermott, Development Assistant
Emma Repp-Maxwell, Membership & Annual Gifts Manager
Holly Morton, Membership & Annual Gifts Assistant
Stefanie Harvey, Membership & Donor Records Coordinator

Dr. Jon Romano, Head Veterinarian
Dr. Eric Klaphake, Veterinarian
DeeAnn Wilfong, Hospital Manager
Brenda Cordova, Veterinary Technician
Nicole Chaney, Vet Admin & Research Assistant
Jeff Baughman, Field Conservation Coordinator
Chelsea Wellmer, Palm Oil & Conservation Programs Coordinator

Ashley Arimborgo, Registrar
Courtney Miller, Commissary Manager
Steve Carter, Animal Volunteer & Revenue Programs Coordinator
Rebecca Zwicker, Animal Care Manager
Jason Bredahl, Animal Care Manager
Jeremy Dillon, Animal Care Manager
Joanna Husby, Animal Care Manager
Rick Hester, Animal Behavior Programs Manager

Jane Majeske, Director of Guest Experiences
Drew Ferreira, Guest Experiences Assistant Manager
Destiny Tuffentsamer, Guest Experiences Lead
Jason Pallotta, Lead Security Officer

Frank Haas, Director of Planning, Construction and Horticulture
Alex Crochet, Horticulture Curator
Kirsty Strobridge, Operations Admin Assistant

Miriam Piper, Information Technology Manager
Ashton Strobridge, Technical Support Analyst

Jenny Koch, Marketing Director
Rachel Wright, Public Relations & Social Media Manager
Amanda Ulrich, Special Events Manager
Kelsey Pagonis, Assistant Manager of Public Relations & Social Media
Hannah Bragg, Graphic Designer
Keri Duckworth, Marketing Admin. Assistant
Jenny Kerchner, Webmaster

Stacey Graham, Director of EdVenture Programs
Dawn Moon, Community Programs Supervisor
Austin Kennedy, Teen Programs Supervisor & WildNight Advisor
Jenny Diaz, Lead Loft Keeper
Lauren Phillippi, Zoomobile Advisor
Brittinie Ontiveros, Office Administrator
Courtney Goodrum, EdVenture Admin. Assistant
… and many more!