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

Leigh Pierre-Oetker

Executive Director


Erin Scofield

Executive Operations Assistant


Ashley Mobley

Director of Marketing & Events


Board of Directors

Michale Dearden


Alegria Sita


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


Kathleen Cloney-Gardiner

Chair, Communications

City of Eureka Council Liaison

Kim Bergel

City of Eureka Council Liaison

Interested in getting involved? E-mail 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.