Zoo Foundation

The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation was established in 2004 as a non-profit support organization for the City of Eureka-run Sequoia Park Zoo. Our mission is to promote and stimulate interest in the Sequoia Park Zoo, and to support the zoo’s development and programs through fundraising, marketing and other initiatives designed to enhance the zoo experience.

The Foundation has been successful in securing funding for many capital projects at the zoo, including the construction of new animal habitats, exhibit renovations and building facilities to support education and guest services. Sequoia Park Zoo offers a better experience for residents and visitors alike because of the Foundation’s support.

Working in close partnership with the City of Eureka to provide the North Coast with a spectacular zoological facility, the Foundation is responsible for:

Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation Staff

Julie Benbow : Executive Director

Julie Benbow

Executive Director

julie@sequoiaparkzoo.net
Lilach Assayag : Marketing and Communication Coordinator

Lilach Assayag

Marketing and Communication Coordinator

lilach@sequoiaparkzoo.net
Becky McKnight : Operations Coordinator

Becky McKnight

Operations Coordinator

becky@sequoiaparkzoo.net
Events Coordinator : Event Coordinator

Events Coordinator

Event Coordinator

eventsandvolunteers@sequoiaparkzoo.net
Tim Brogan : Guest Services Manager

Tim Brogan

Guest Services Manager

tim@sequoiaparkzoo.net
Dina Fernandez : Funky Monkey Cafe Head Chef

Dina Fernandez

Funky Monkey Cafe Head Chef

Ashley Inman : Cafe Staff

Ashley Inman

Cafe Staff

Arlene Ghera : Gift Shop Staff

Arlene Ghera

Gift Shop Staff

Joanne Nord : Gift Shop Staff

Joanne Nord

Gift Shop Staff

Board of Directors

Linda Jo Alexander : Board President

Linda Jo Alexander

Board President

Roy E. Corsetti : Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, Personnel Committee, Project Committee

Roy E. Corsetti

Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, Personnel Committee, Project Committee

Annette de Modena : Secretary, Project Committee, Board Development Committee, Events Committee

Annette de Modena

Secretary, Project Committee, Board Development Committee, Events Committee

Chuck Dominick : Board Development Committee, Fund Development Committee, Communications Committee, Guest Services Committee, Events Committee, Personel Committee, Finance Committee, Project Committee

Chuck Dominick

Board Development Committee, Fund Development Committee, Communications Committee, Guest Services Committee, Events Committee, Personel Committee, Finance Committee, Project Committee

John Richmond : Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee

John Richmond

Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee

Ann Knight : Communications Committee Chair, Guest Services Commitee, Events Committee

Ann Knight

Communications Committee Chair, Guest Services Commitee, Events Committee

John Ash : Project Committee Chair

John Ash

Project Committee Chair

Michale Dearden : Fund Development Committee

Michale Dearden

Fund Development Committee

Joe Rogers : Fund Development Committee

Joe Rogers

Fund Development Committee

Dustin Owens : Fund Development Committee, Personnel Committee

Dustin Owens

Fund Development Committee, Personnel Committee

Jeff Lamoree : Founding President, Board Development Committee, Fund Development Committee, Communications Committee, Guest Services Committee, Events Committee, Personnel Committee, Project Commitee, Finance Committee

Jeff Lamoree

Founding President, Board Development Committee, Fund Development Committee, Communications Committee, Guest Services Committee, Events Committee, Personnel Committee, Project Commitee, Finance Committee

City of Eureka Council Liaison

Marian Brady : City of Eureka Council Liason

Marian Brady

City of Eureka Council Liason

Interested in getting involved? E-mail ten.o1474830096ozkra1474830096paiou1474830096qes@o1474830096fni1474830096 for information on joining a committee or the Board.

Read an online copy of our most recent Annual Report to learn about the efforts and improvements that have taken place at the zoo in the past year.

Visit

Please contact the Zoo Ticket Booth for admission prices. (707) 441-4263

Directions

Events & Classes

Sep
25
Sun
2016
all-day International Red Panda Day 2016
International Red Panda Day 2016
Sep 25 all-day
International Red Panda Day 2016
The Sequoia Park Zoo and Foundation invite the community to come celebrate International Red Panda Day, a FREE day sponsored by the Times Standard, on Sunday, September 25th. From 12 noon, Red Panda fans can enjoy Red Panda-themed activities for … Continue reading
Oct
30
Sun
2016
all-day Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 30 all-day
Connect with the wild inside at Sequoia Park Zoo’s annual Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo features games, costume contests, and other spooktacular surprises!

OUR MISSION: Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife.