Board of Directors

Board of Directors & Staff

Binder Park Zoo was created on the model of an entrepreneurial self-supporting nonprofit organization, and is managed by a zoological society board of directors. The members are as follows:


Dr. Ted Sanders

First Vice Chair
Thom Unger

Second Vice Chair/Secretary
Amy Jones


Jonathan Baber

John A. Banks

Michael Brubaker

Sara Dunn

Kathy George

Drew Schweitzer


President & CEO
Diane Thompson

Chief Financial Officer
Amy Riegel

Human Resources Manager
Mary Breen

Facilities Manager
Damon Hicks

Manager of Wildlife, Education & Conservation
 Brett Linsley

General Manager of Food & Retail


Operations Manager

Renée Newman

Manager of Marketing and Development
Leslie Walsh