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Although we could fill several web pages with the photos and biographies of the valuable staff, volunteers, handlers and trainers at Monterey Zoo and VQR, there are a few who are considered key personnel who helped build our visions and help maintain it today...

STAFF

 Ed & Charlie Web
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Charile Sammut, Founder/President of both Vision Quest Ranch and Monterey Zoological Society ~ with special friend, "Ed", Monterey Zoo's  Spotted Hyena.  Click here for more info and bio on Charlie.

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Charlie with Moksha, Monterey Zoo's Royal White Bengal Tiger

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Lisa Sammut and her BFB (Best Friend Badger),"Taz"

Lisa Sammut-  Head-Charlie Wrangler!!! What more can we say, it's one of the toughest jobs on the ranch and NO-ONE does it better!!!!

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Our  highest seniority: Christy & "Josef"

Christy Ingram -     Head Trainer and Compound Manager - As of 1999,  20+ years in the business, 20+ with Charlie.

Justin Sammut -  Lead Bird Perch as far as "Barkley" is concerned... but he's also the all-around everything department - depending on the day...

"Al"  yup, just good-ole Al. And in our opinion, there isn't a ranch on the planet that could survive without their own Al! There's nothing he can't or wont do for the animals and we couldn't imagine being is business without him. Al's been with us now for over 15 years.

Maintenance and Housekeeping

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Maria , an extremely KEY INGREDIENTS which without, our machine could not run! We simply can not say enough about how much our Maria does for us and the animals.

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Angie Krall

The is our Office Manager, Angie Krall, a position that requires far more than most could ever imagine...

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Billie-Rose Reid, part office, part kennel, and part everything else, to include baby badger sitter to "Taz"

Monterey Zoo's EDUCATION-KEEPER DEPARTMENT

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Richard Gritzmacher with "Charger", Monterey Zoo's baby American Alligators. Richard definitely has a following amongst tour guests at our Monterey Zoo!

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Lanier Fairchild, seen here with our Patagonian cavy, "Bert".  Lanier heads our volunteer dept. also.

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Caden Hernandez is fast becoming an integral part of our team and will one day head our reptile team!  

VOLUNTEER STAFF

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Sanka Troia ,posing with Monterey Zoo's lead African elephant, "Butch", is our back-up Education Coordinator.  

Vickey Overstreet: Volunteer (and then some) !!! We have to credit Vickey for making not only a substantial physical commitment to Monterey Zoo but a substantial  financial one as well. Several animals have much more special lives thanks to Vickey and her gracious donations .

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Jenna & Doc

Jena Mosqueda:  Jenna, seen here with our Doc, our binterong, displays a dedication that goes over and beyond, right down to her Josef tatoo.

Vickey with Babs.

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