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

Director of Human Resources

Mary Breen

Facilities Director

Damon Hicks

Director of Wildlife, Conservation & Education

Brett Linsley

Director of Operations

Renée Newman

Director of Marketing & Development

Leslie Walsh

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