Staff Contacts

Staff Contacts

Feel free to contact the following staff department heads for questions relating to their areas.  Our managers are happy to answer inquiries regarding hiring, employment opportunities and careers as well.  Thank you for your interest in the Alaska Zoo.

To reach department heads by phone, dial (907) 346-2133 and listen for their extensions on the phone menu.  Faxes can be sent to the main office at (907) 346-2673.

Listed in alphabetical order by department categories:

Admissions, Annual Passes: Elise Adams (Admissions Manager),

Animal AdoptionsCarrie Smoldon (Adoption Coordinator),

Animal Care, Husbandry: Shannon Jensen (Curator),

Coffee Shop, Birthday PartiesJamie Gagnon (Coffee Shop Manager),

Development, Fundraising, SponsorshipJill Myer (Development Director), 

Education, ProgramsStephanie Hartman (Education Director),

Executive Director: Patrick Lampi,

Facilities, Maintenance, GardeningKevin Pickel (Facilities Manager),

Gift Shop: Sue Hedge (Gift Shop Manager),

Rental Facilities: Doug Stewart (Events Manager),

VolunteersHeather Doncaster (Volunteer Coordinator),