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

Michelle Avila : Cafe Supervisor

Michelle Avila

Cafe Supervisor

Julie Benbow : Executive Director

Julie Benbow

Executive Director

julie@sequoiaparkzoo.net
Tim Brogan : Guest Services Manager

Tim Brogan

Guest Services Manager

tim@sequoiaparkzoo.net
Becky McKnight : Operations Manager

Becky McKnight

Operations Manager

becky@sequoiaparkzoo.net
Richard LaPreziosa : Marketing Communications Coordinator

Richard LaPreziosa

Marketing Communications Coordinator

richard@sequoiaparkzoo.net
Dina Fernandez : Zoo Cafe, Head Chef

Dina Fernandez

Zoo Cafe, Head Chef

Joanne Nord : Gift Shop Staff

Joanne Nord

Gift Shop Staff

Board of Directors

Allison Arkley Holland : Director

Allison Arkley Holland

Director

Gailey Browning : Director

Gailey Browning

Director

Linda Jo Alexander : Board President

Linda Jo Alexander

Board President

Dustin Owens : Vice President, Fund Development Committee, Personnel Committee

Dustin Owens

Vice President, Fund Development Committee, Personnel Committee

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

John Ash : Chair, Project Committee

John Ash

Chair, Project Committee

John Richmond : Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee

John Richmond

Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee

Michale Dearden : Fund Development Committee

Michale Dearden

Fund Development Committee

Joe Rogers : Chair, Board Development Committee

Joe Rogers

Chair, Board Development 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

Kim Bergel : City of Eureka Council Liaison

Kim Bergel

City of Eureka Council Liaison

Interested in getting involved? E-mail ten.o1490328989ozkra1490328989paiou1490328989qes@o1490328989fni1490328989 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

Apr
1
Sat
2017
9:30 am Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Phil Johnston – professional tracker and wildlife biologist – will share his expertise on how to identify local animal signs including tracks, scat, burrows and scratch marks. COURSE DETAILS: Dates: First Saturday of the Month: March 4, April 1, May 6, … Continue reading
Apr
22
Sat
2017
12:00 pm Party for the Planet @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Party for the Planet @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrating Earth Day Saturday, April 22, from noon to 5pm. FREE DAY

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