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:


Thom Unger

First Vice Chair
Amy Jones

Second Vice Chair/Secretary
Sara Dunn


Todd Johnson

Dr. Jessica Keen

Aaron Kuhn

Rob Ridgeway

Drew Schweitzer

Kurt Sherwood


President & CEO

Diane Thompson

Chief Financial Officer

Amy Riegel

Director of Human Resources

Mary Breen

Facilities Director

Damon Hicks

Director of Wildlife, Conservation, & Education

Brett Linsley

Director of Operations

Renée Newman

Director of Development

Leslie Walsh

Marketing Manager

Allie Stoddard

Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DVM, MPVM, Dipl. ACVPM, Dipl. ACZM

General Manager of Restaurant & Culinary Services

Cody McDaniel

Information Technology Manager

Brian Chalfant

Retail Manager

Jennifer Strunk