Before starting at ZooMontana I worked at the Oregon Zoo as a keeper for 27 years. I began volunteering at the zoo as a teen and continued while I studied Biology at PSU. Throughout the years I have worked with numerous amazing species of animals and many wonderful people. I don't have a favorite critter, but a few that stand out include chimps, orangutans, howler monkeys and other primates, ocelots, Visayan Warty pigs, tigers, otters, cougars, black bears and North American species. I am excited to work with all the staff and animals at Zoo Montana. In my free time I enjoy watching wildlife, hiking and exploring Montana with my husband and three dogs.