Zoo Foundation


Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation seeks Executive Operations Assistant

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GENERAL SUMMARY: The Executive Operations Assistant position is an exceptional opportunity to gain in-depth experience with the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation, a growing and successful non-profit organization. The person is responsible for Administrative, Volunteer and Event Support. This position works closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Marketing & Events to fulfill goals in a timely manner. This position is a support staff member for all functions in the Foundation Office.

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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

Leigh Pierre-Oetker

Executive Director


Tanya Nordberg

Marketing Department Graphics


Ashley Mobley

Director of Marketing & Events


Tim Brogan

Guest Services Manager


Sarah Herriott

Gift Shop Supervisor

Board of Directors

Michale Dearden


Dustin Owens

Vice President

Annette De Modena


Roy E. Corsetti


Jeff Lamoree

Founding President, Co-Chair, Fund Developement Committee

Chuck Dominick

Co-Chair, Fund Development

Julie Malvey


Matthew Owen


Linda Jo Alexander

Past President

Kathleen Cloney-Gardiner

Chair, Communications

Dr. Ed Olsgard


Dr. J. Kevin Silver


City of Eureka Council Liaison

Kim Bergel

City of Eureka Council Liaison

Interested in getting involved? E-mail ten.o1561524812ozkra1561524812paiou1561524812qes@o1561524812fni1561524812 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.


Adults (13-59)  $10.00

Military (with ID)  $7.00

Seniors (60+)  $7.00

Children (3-12)  $6.00

Babies (0-2)  FREE


Events & Classes

5:00 pm 13th Annual Zootini
13th Annual Zootini
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:45 pm
13th Annual Zootini
A Gala Evening of Wild Fun, Zootini is the BIGGEST fundraiser of the year benefiting the Sequoia Park Zoo! Join us August 10, 2019 from 5:00 PM-9:45 PM to enjoy Specialty Cocktails, Delicious Gourmet Dinner, Unique Live & Silent Auction Items, … Continue reading

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