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.

2021 – 2022 Board of Directors

Hans Mueh – Chair
Tia Ferguson – Vice Chair
Vic Andrews – Treasurer
Ann Naughton – Secretary
Bob Chastain – President & CEO


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

Honorary Directors
Susie Burghart
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
Jeff Halter, Vice President of Animal Care
Dave Ruhl, VP of Operations, Campus Planning & Guest Experiences

Elizabeth St.Onge, Human Resources
Nick Kobayashi, HR Generalist
Jenny Hatton, Accountant
Tracy Hill, Finance Assistant
Becky Cleveland, Career and Life Coach

Kelley Parker, Director of Development
Donna Greenfield, Grants & Development Officer
Emily McDermott, Development Officer
Lindsey Craft, Donor Engagement Coordinator
Emma Repp-Maxwell, Membership & Annual Gifts Manager
Stephanie White, Membership & Annual Gifts Coordinator
Shannelle Locke, Membership & Donor Records Assistant

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
Steve Carter, Animal Volunteer & Revenue Programs Coordinator
Jason Bredahl, Animal Care Manager
Jeremy Dillon, Animal Care Manager
Joanna Husby, Animal Care Manager
Rebecca Zwicker, Animal Care Manager
Rick Hester, Curator of Behavioral Husbandry
Chelsea Yarnell, Commissary Supervisor

Jane Majeske, Director of Guest Experiences
Destiny Tuffentsamer, Guest Experiences Manager
Ashley Cioppa, Guest Experiences Manager
Jason Bruening, Guest Experiences Manager

Sheva Willoughby, Project Manager
Devon Offutt, Facilities Manager
Greg Stephens, Construction Project Manager
Denny Patton, Horticulture Field Supervisor
Kirsty Strobridge, Operations Admin Assistant

Jenny Koch, Marketing Director
Rachel Wright, Public Relations & Social Media Manager
Amy Nelson, Social Media & PR Assistant
Amanda Ulrich, Special Events Manager
Hannah Bragg, Graphic Designer
Jacklyn Gonzales, Marketing Admin Assistant
Jenny Kerchner, Webmaster

Stacey Graham, Director of EdVenture & Career Development
Austin Kennedy, Teen Programs Supervisor
Dawn Moon, Outreach Supervisor
Brittinie Ontiveros, Community Programs Supervisor
Jennie Czuba, EdVenture Office Admin

… and many more!